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September 2017 - United States Special Weapons News

  • Hyten Discusses 21st Century Strategic Deterrence AFPS 20 Sep 2017 -- U.S. Strategic Command priorities center on providing a strategic deterrent, providing a decisive response if deterrence fails, and carrying out missions with a combat-ready force, Stratcom's commander, Air Force Gen. John E. Hyten, said today.
  • Nuclear modernization critical to nation's defense AFNS 19 Sep 2017 -- Senior leaders emphasized the need for modernization in the nuclear force at the Air Force Association's Air, Space and Cyber Conference, Sept. 18, 2017.
  • US: Nuclear Ban Treaty Undermines International Security VOA 15 Sep 2017 -- A senior U.S. arms control official said Friday that Washington would never become a party to the treaty banning nuclear weapons because the accord undermines international security and does nothing to resolve threats posed by North Korea's nuclear weapons program.
  • U.S., Russia To Hold Discussions On START Nuclear Arms Treaty RFE/RL 13 Sep 2017 -- The United States and Russia plan to soon start discussions at the expert level on a nuclear arms-reduction treaty signed in 2010, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov has said.
  • Trump wants smaller, more precise nukes: Report Press TV 10 Sep 2017 -- US President Donald Trump is dreaming about developing an arsenal of smaller, more precise nuclear weapons that would cause less damage than the traditional thermonuclear weapons, according to the latest leaks coming out of a panel he has put together to review the US military's nuclear capabilities.

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