Thursday, September 29, 2016
How reliable is America's nuclear defense?
The ‘nuclear triad’ — basically how America defends itself against nuclear attack — is out of date. U.S. nuclear modernization efforts are 20 years behind the Chinese and Russian programs, according to a former U.S. official, who blames the delay on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. How reliable and safe will the United States’ most dangerous weapons be if action isn’t taken soon?