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Adm. Charles Richard: U.S. Needs to Refine Operating Concepts Amid Chinese, Russian Threats

Adm. Charles Richard

Adm. Charles Richard, who leads U.S. Strategic Command, said the military needs to reexamine its operating concepts as China and Russia continue to jointly pose strategic threats. He said at the Hudson Institute that the Department of Defense's operational plans may fall apart if strategic deterrence is not met.

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Adm. Charles Richard: Integrated Deterrence Needed to Remain Ahead of China, Russia

Adm. Charles Richard

Adm. Charles Richard, head of U.S. Strategic Command, has called for an integrated multi-domain deterrence to avoid being overtaken by modernizing China and Russia. He suggested investing in a secure nuclear architecture, improve conventional forces, field emerging weapons technologies and stand up the Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) system.

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STRATCOM Commander Adm. Charles Richard: US Nuclear C3 Network is Resilient, Cybersecure

Adm. Charles Richard

Adm. Charles Richard, commander of the U.S. Strategic Command (STRATCOM), has assured members of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) that the U.S. nuclear command, control and communications network is secured and resilient but added that cybersecurity must be part of its priority investments to ensure its defense against cyberattacks in the long-term.

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Adm. Charles Richard: Nuclear Command, Control and Communications Network Works Properly Despite Concerns

Adm. Charles Richard

Adm. Charles Richard, who leads U.S. Strategic Command (STRATCOM) and was a 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, said the Nuclear Command, Control and Communications (NC3) network is working properly despite concerns about the system's cybersecurity. "There is a very visible endorsement of the importance of NC3 and the steps that we have to go do," Richard said. 

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Hon. Ellen Lord: Military Needs to Modernize Nuclear Deterrence

Hon. Ellen Lord

Hon. Ellen Lord, who serves as undersecretary of defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (OUSD) A&S) and four-time Wash100 Award recipient, said the state of U.S. nuclear deterrence requires immediate action to avoid negative consequences, DoD News reported Thursday. Lord emphasized the Department of Defense's (DoD) need to modernize its nuclear deterrence, the demonstration of U.S. nuclear power intended to show adversaries what the country is capable of doing. 

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Adm. Charles Richard Now Commander of USSTRATCOM

Adm. Charles Richard of the U.S. Navy has assumed leadership of U.S. Strategic Command at a ceremony that took place Monday. Richard, USSTRATCOM's former deputy commander, succeeds Gen. John Hyten, who will go on to serve as Joint Chiefs of Staff's vice chairman, the command said Monday.

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