America’s Nuclear Arsenal Could Be Approaching Its Weakest Point


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The backbone of the U.S.'s national security—that is how Washington has long seen its nuclear deterrent. Since the advent of the atomic age, maintaining a powerful, credible nuclear arsenal that is ready to go on a moment's notice has been at the very top of the priority list in D.C.'s corridors of power. But the U.S.'s nukes are old. Faced with the rapid development taking place in China and a more aggressive, unpredictable Russia, there are deep concerns over whether the U.S. has been funneling enough resources into modernizing its capabilities on time as an unpredictable future lurks around the...