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Pentagon Unveils Strategic Force Structure

PentagonThe Defense Department has introduced a strategic force structure that will serve as guidelines for meeting treaty requirements, American Forces Press Service reported Tuesday.

A total of 454 intercontinental ballistic missile launchers, 280 submarine-launched ballistic missile launchers and 66 heavy bombers will be set in place by 2018 under the New START Treaty, according to the report.

DoD aims for the force structure to comply with the president’s 2010 nuclear employment guidance already submitted to Congress and for the quadrennial defense review, the report says.

The military will deploy 400 ICBMs forces, 240 SLBMs troops and 60 nuclear-capable heavy bombers, reports American Forces Press Service.

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