Speaking today at the Air Force Association conference in Los Angeles, Strategic Command commander General Kevin Chilton urged the US to invest more money into developing new nuclear weapons and improved weapons laboratories.
Calling the existing infrastructure “decrepit,” Chilton urged a far-reaching modernization process that would bring America’s weapons of mass destruction into the 21st century, adding “its a new world in the 21st century, and we need weapons that were designed for and support the needs of the 21st century.”
Exactly how a 21st century nuke differs from a 20th century nuke is unclear, and the challenges behind leveling cities with hydrogen bombs and ushering in a post-apocalyptic hellscape don’t appear to have materially changed in the past few decades.
And at least one top level advisory panel strongly disagrees with Gen. Chilton’s assessment, insisting that the aging nuclear arsenal could be extended “for decades, with no anticipated loss of confidence,” using the existing approach to maintaining the stockpile.
The creation of new nuclear weapons will likely be a tough decision for the Obama Administration, as its attempts to negotiate new strategic arms reduction treaties with Russia and push forward international disarmament efforts would be seriously undermined by America running a parallel program to increase their arsenal’s destructive power.
11 thoughts on “Stratcom Commander: New Nukes Needed”
Insanity reigns supreme in warmonger ameriKa..
Rods from God don't work, just another Teller fantasmagory like gamma-ray lasers.
…"the military must invest more in the nuclear enterprise"
While not making cuts anywhere else. Turn up the spigot. Note to general: "Investment" is when the private sector builds up its means of production. _This_ is called burning tax monies (and leaving behind badly managed radioactive and chemical crud as well as rampant inflation).
More nuclear weapons. Yeah we need them. You never know when Canada is going to attack us.
invest in Rods from God instead
i hope they keep a list of all people involved, so when we have to rebuild civilization we'll know who to sacrifice to the gods first
That someone can even suggest building more nukes is a sign of insanity.
I think this country has wreaked enough havoc on the planet, from Vietnam, Mai Lai, the slaughter of thousands of civilians in central and South America, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua at the hands of US trained and financed terrorist groups, to Iraq, Fallujah, and the Highway of Death, followed by hundreds of children pulverized to bits and pieces by drones.
Depleted Uranium, birth defects, White Phosphorus, Napalm.
Add to that the economic and social collapse to which this country is coming, nuclear weapons should be the last thing on anyone’s mind.
The psycho commander should keep his wet dreams to himself.
I was trying to think of a commit but you sad it for me, i agree we are the real terrorist our own government.
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