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Peter Fanta: US Should Focus More on Nuclear Warhead Updates

Peter Fanta, deputy assistant secretary for nuclear matters at the Department of Defense, has said the U.S. should shift its focus from updating delivery systems toward modernizing nuclear warheads, Defense News reported Tuesday. Fanta told the audience at the Nuclear Deterrence Summit that DoD and the Department of Energy should collaborate to come up with engineering and manufacturing capabilities to develop updated warheads by 2040s in order to keep pace with potential enemies’ technological advancements.

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CBO: Nuclear Weapon Programs Would Cost $494B Through 2028

A new Congressional Budget Office report says the implementation of plans to modernize and maintain U.S. nuclear forces as stated in the Nuclear Posture Review and the fiscal 2019 budget requests of the departments of Defense and Energy would cost $494B from 2019 through 2028. CBO said the figure reflects a 23 percent increase from its 2017 estimate - $400B - over the 10-year period.
 

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DIA Report Looks at China’s Military Strategy, Capabilities

A Defense Intelligence Agency report says Chinese leaders implement a strategy to build up regional and global power and influence, the Pentagon reported Tuesday. “As we look at China, we see a country whose leaders describe it as moving closer to center stage in the world, while they strive to achieve what they call the ‘great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation,’” said Dan Taylor, a senior defense intelligence analyst at DIA.

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Trump OKs $717B Defense Spending Bill for Fiscal 2019

President Donald Trump has signed into law a spending bill that allocates $616.9 billion for the Defense Department‘s base budget, $21.9 billion for Energy Department nuclear weapons initiatives and $69 billion for overseas contingency operations, CNBC reported Monday. The fiscal 2019 National Defense Authorization Act will fully fund the U.S. Air Force’s B-21 bomber …

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

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 …

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DoD Unveils Nuclear Posture Review; Patrick Shanahan Comments

Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has said the Nuclear Posture Review is a “tailored nuclear deterrent strategy” that seeks to respond to current security needs and aims to reflect the country’s commitment to arms control and nonproliferation, DoD News reported Friday. The NPR says the U.S. would only consider the deployment …

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CBO: US Nuclear Weapon Programs to Cost $1.2T Through 2046

A new Congressional Budget Office report says the U.S. government will need to spend approximately $1.2 trillion in 2017 dollars to operate, sustain and modernize the country’s nuclear weapons from fiscal years 2017 through 2046. CBO said Tuesday it estimates $772 billion in costs for the operations, sustainment and upgrades of missiles, submarines, long-range …

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