What Does Another Nuclear Warhead Do?


OPINION — Should we all sleep easier because at last we have a low-yield nuclear warhead sitting atop a Trident D-5 sub-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) aboard a strategic ballistic missile submarine now on patrol in the Atlantic Ocean?  Not really.

Last Tuesday, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy John Rood officially announced the Navy “has fielded the W76-2,” without disclosing any details about when or where deployment of this low-yield, SLBM warhead began, details which are apparently classified.

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