White Home seeks extra Ukraine weapons help in Senate NDAA
The administration additionally strongly opposes continued funding for the nuclear sea-launched cruise missile (SLCM-N) and its related warhead, and any makes an attempt to delay the retirement of the B83-1 thermonuclear bomb.
“Additional funding in creating SLCM-N would divert assets and focus from increased modernization priorities for the U.S. nuclear enterprise and infrastructure, which is already stretched to capability after many years of deferred investments. It could additionally impose operational challenges on the Navy. The Administration opposes any limitation or delay to the retirement of the B83-1 due to its diminishing utility within the present safety setting,” the SAP acknowledged.
In March, Rep. Mike D. Rogers of Alabama and Sen. James M. Inhofe of Oklahoma — the rating Republicans on the Armed Providers committees — stated they’d oppose any try by President Joe Biden to get rid of funding for the missile or retire the bomb.
And in April, prime army officers stated they backed the development of the SLCM-N, which might not be delivered earlier than the 2030s.
Air Pressure Gen. Tod Wolters, the commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Europe, advised members of the Home Armed Providers Strategic Forces Subcommittee on the time that he agreed with the evaluation of Navy Adm. Charles Richard, the commander of U.S. Strategic Command, who proposed a “low yield, non-ballistic functionality to discourage and reply with out seen era,” an virtually sure reference to the SLCM-N.