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John Rood: FY 2019 Budget Request Backs DoD’s Modernization Requirements

John Rood

John Rood, defense undersecretary for policy, has said the Trump administration’s proposed fiscal 2019 budget provides funds for all Pentagon’s modernization efforts that includes $11 billion for nuclear force operations and sustainment and $7 billion for recapitalization programs, DoD News reported Thursday.

Rood said before the House Armed Services Committee Wednesday he believes U.S. nuclear weapon capabilities will continue to help deter nuclear attacks amid strategic competition and threats posed by Russia, China, Iran and North Korea.

John Hyten

Air Force Gen. John Hyten, commander of the U.S. Strategic Command, also testified and told lawmakers about the capability of U.S. warfighters against hostile threats.

“The forces under my command are fully ready to deter our adversaries and respond decisively should that deterrence fail,” added Hyten, a 2018 Wash100 recipient.

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