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U.S. strategic nuclear force requirements

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Armed Services.

U.S. strategic nuclear force requirements

hearing before the Committee on Armed Services, United States Senate, One Hundred Sixth Congress, second session, May 23, 2000.

by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Armed Services.

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Published by U.S. G.P.O., [U.S. G.P.O., Supt. of Docs., Congressional Sales Office, distributor] in Washington .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States,
  • United States.,
  • Russia (Federation)
    • Subjects:
    • Strategic forces -- United States.,
    • Nuclear arms control -- United States.,
    • Nuclear arms control -- Russia (Federation),
    • National security -- United States.,
    • United States -- Military policy.

    • Edition Notes

      Other titlesUS strategic nuclear force requirements, United States nuclear force requirements
      SeriesS. hrg. ;, 106-738
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKF26 .A7 2000d
      The Physical Object
      Paginationiii, 46 p. ;
      Number of Pages46
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3995828M
      ISBN 100160619424
      LC Control Number2001337414
      OCLC/WorldCa45863413

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Ample security at acceptable cost is the aim of U.S. strategic retaliatory forces, which are assigned primary responsibility for deterring atomic attacks against the United States. That aim stays constant, but essential force requirements do not. Nuclear systems needed in one context are surplus in others.

In the past, U.S. decisionmakers have addressed strategic nuclear force and national missile defense issues in an incremental and uncoordinated manner. Too often, force structure decisions have been driven by near-term programmatic, budgetary, arms control, and political pressures rather than by long-term strategy and objectives.

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Department of Defense, Report on Plan to Implement. 2) Reduce the role of U.S. nuclear weapons in U.S. national security strategy; 3) Maintain strategic deterrence and stability at reduced nuclear force levels; 4) Strengthen regional deterrence and.

The Administration’s current plans for U.S. nuclear forces would cost $ billion over the – period—$94 billion more than CBO’s estimate for the – period, in part because modernization programs continue to ramp up. Washington, D.C., Decem - The SAC [Strategic Air Command] Atomic Weapons Requirements Study forproduced in June and published today for the first time by the National Security Archiveprovides the most comprehensive and detailed list of nuclear targets and target systems that has ever been far as can be told, no.

These include the changing geopolitical and strategic environment, the degree of integration of nuclear and conventional command and control (C2) requirements into a single architecture, different approaches to warning and decision time, the constitutional and legal parameters of the nuclear C2 process, and the future challenges of information.

Recognizing the need for a fresh, long-term look at national security strategy and requirements, and specifically at U.S. nuclear policy in the 21st Century, the Center for Counterproliferation Research at the National Defense University and the Center for Global Security Research at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory brought together a.

Russia and China both continue to modernize their strategic nuclear forces. Others continue to pursue nuclear programs. So the fundamental purpose of our nuclear force remains to deter potential adversaries from using nuclear weapons by holding at risk that which they value most, and to assure our allies of U.S.

security commitments to them. Make no mistake, U.S. Strategic Command is a ready force capable of delivering comprehensive war fighting solutions for our Commander in Chief.

This is thanks in part to the leaders of the White House, the Congress, as well as the many push-ups done by both the Department of Defense and the Department of Energy.

The Bush administration detailed in a May report what it envisions the U.S. strategic nuclear force will look like in without the MX. In addition to retaining all Minuteman III missiles, the United States will field 14 Trident submarines, 21 B-2 bombers, and 76 BH bombers for delivering nuclear warheads.

Two basic requirements thus guide U.S. planning for strategic nuclear forces: the need to provide an effective deterrent while conforming to treaty limitations, and the need to be able to reconstitute adequate additional forces in a timely manner should the positive trends.

goal while aligning U.S. nuclear employment policy with today's strategic environment. This new guidance marks only the third revision since the end of the Cold War, and the first since Updating U.S.

nuclear employment strategy is critical to ensuring that the nation's nuclear plans and force posture continue to be adapted to a changing. upgrade the U.S. nuclear force and nuclear weapons production complex. This ended a long hiatus in weapon modernization and delivery system. upgrades and supported the NPR policy that capable U.S.

nuclear forces must be supported by a dynamic nuclear infrastructure and a resilient industrial base, particularly at lower numbers. The United States in the midst of modernizing its nuclear forces for the first time in decades.

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allies (called non-strategic. with a discussion of issues related to decisions about the future size and shape of the U.S. strategic nuclear force. Background: The Strategic Triad Force Structure and Size During the Cold War Since the early s the United States has maintained a “triad” of strategic nuclear delivery.

– U.S. foreign policy goals and requirements, and the technical, political, and operational variables that must help shape U.S. nuclear force requirements, can change rapidly as the strategic environment changes.

– It is not now possible to predict with confidence future deterrence requirements. The. The dispersed basing of the ground-based deterrent enhances strategic stability by creating an extraordinarily high threshold for a large-scale conventional or nuclear attack on the U.S.

homeland. This investment will protect a vital leg of the nuclear triad, according to U.S. Strategic Command officials. Strategic Thought Leader Course (GS ) is a MAJCOM wide three-day nuclear education program designed to enhance awareness of nuclear operations, nuclear weapons effects, U.S.

nuclear weapons policy, the evolving threat environment and how the nuclear triad is used to deter potential adversaries and achieve overall intent is to provide AFGSC civilians (GS.

United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) is one of the eleven unified combatant commands in the United States Department of artered at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, USSTRATCOM is responsible for strategic deterrence, global strike, and operating the Defense Department's Global Information also provides a host of capabilities to support the other.

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