Viability of US sea-launched cruise missile programme questioned

by Michael Fabey

The nuclear weapon programme that could face the greatest risk from Congressional concerns is the submarine-launched cruise missile (SLCM) plan proposed in the Trump administration’s 2018 Nuclear Posture Review, according to Amy Woolf, the nuclear weapons policy specialist for the Congressional Research Service (CRS).

Speaking on 4 March at a virtual panel on strategic nuclear modernisation for the Brookings Institution, Woolf noted there is already a US “box” of current and secure strategic nuclear programmes that are likely to be strongly protected during upcoming budget battles and policy debates.

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