Near-Peer Advancements in Space and Nuclear Weapons, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Strategic Forces of the Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives, One Hundred Seventeenth Congress, First Session, February 23, 2021   [open pdf - 1MB]

This is the February 23, 2021 hearing on "Near-Peer Advancements in Space and Nuclear Weapons," held before the Subcommittee on Strategic Forces of the U.S. House Committee on Armed Services. From the Opening Statement of Jim Cooper: "Today's hearing concerns advances that Russia and China are making in their space and nuclear weapons programs and how the U.S. should respond to these advances. [...] Why are our potential adversaries spending so much time and trouble developing so many low-yield nuclear weapons? Why would Vladimir Putin, the dictator that President Trump never criticized once during his term of office, have a showy press conference where he delighted in describing virtually every possible variety of nuclear weapons that Russia is developing? And why are the Chinese on a path to multiply their nuclear arsenal after many years of stability? These and other questions are the subject of this hearing." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Madelyn R. Creedon, Todd Harrison, C. Robert Kehler, and Tim Morrison.

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H.A.S.C. No. 117-4; House Armed Services Committee No. 117-4
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