On the land-based deterrent, my sense right now, that’s the last one to be recapitalized. The challenge here is that we have to recapitalize all three legs and we don?t have the money to do it.
Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General James Cartwright, July 14, 2011
NoH will have more to say about Cartwright’s comments, and Sen. Coburn’s (R-OK) proposal to reduce U.S. nuclear forces as a cost-saving/debt reduction measure soon. In the meantime, check out Ben Loehrke’s analysis here.