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Robert Work Calls for Nuclear Deterrent Force Modernization

Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work has emphasized the significance of having “a strong nuclear deterrent force” amid the nuclear modernization efforts by China, Russia and North Korea, DoD News reported Thursday. Cheryl Pellerin writes Work said in a testimony before the House Armed Services Committee that the capability to maintain such …

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Chuck Hagel: Pentagon Working to Set Nuclear Upgrade Priorities

The Defense Department is planning to upgrade the U.S. nuclear defense system through a 30-year modernization plan, Reuters reported Thursday. David Alexander writes the government is preparing to modernize its 1970s-class nuclear weapons with new electronic and tail kit guidance components. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told Reuters the U.S. must …

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Energy Dept to Build Supercomputers to Model Nuclear Explosions

Congress is asking the Energy Department to develop fresh supercomputers over the next 10 years to model nuclear weapons explosions, Nextgov reported Monday. Bob Brewin writes that language in the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act asks for exascale computers that work to perform quintillions of operations per second for weapons …

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