Gen Hyten Defends Updating U.S. Nuclear Arsenal

Gen Hyten Defends Updating U.S. Nuclear Arsenal
DISA photo by Michael Romeo

Gen. John Hyten badly wants to rebuild the aging nuclear force he commands, which carries a price tag estimated at more than $400 billion over the next 10 years.

Lately, though, there are political threats to the wide consensus that supported his plans to replace the 50-year-old gravity bombs, 30-year-old ballistic-missile submarines and bombers and 50-year-old ICBMs.

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