U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines wrote a letter to Congressional leadership urging nuclear modernization and an increase in funding towards the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD), the W87-1 warhead, and plutonium pit production in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Malmstrom Air Force Base in Great Falls, Montana is a part of the GBSD project.
“The effectiveness of our nuclear deterrent is rooted in the flexibility of the nuclear triad, its reliability, and its ability to stay head of the capabilities of our adversaries,” Daines wrote. “We urge DoD to preserve a robust program of nuclear modernization across the next five-year defense plan, and to continue articulating the value of strategic deterrence and the need for nuclear modernization in light of a wide array of strategic challenges facing the United States and our allies.”
To read the full letter, click HERE.