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Nuclear Command Control and Communications NC3

No AI For Nuclear Command & Control: JAIC’s Shanahan

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


The Joint Artificial Intelligence Center won’t automate nuclear response — but it is working towards AI on conventional weapons and leery of arms control.

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STRATCOM Move to Space Command: 2 Years, 100s Of People

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on


Maj. Gen. Rick Evans says STRATCOM will have a difficult challenge in identifying which headquarters personnel should transfer to the new SPACECOM when it stands up.

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HASC Adds NC3 Funds; Wants Talks With Russia, China

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HASC calls on Pentagon for “near- and long-term plans and options to ensure resilience” of the nuclear command, control and communications network, including requirements for survivability and protection of the supply chain.

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Gen. Ray: Attracting Capable Techies Key To NC3 Improvements

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Finding capable technologists is the key requirement as DoD upgrades NC3, says Gen. Timothy Ray

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STRATCOM’s Hyten Calls For Space Rules After India’s ASAT Test: Update

Posted by Colin Clark on


SPACE SYMPOSIUM: For the first time, the United States is sharing its space war plans, known as Olympic Defender, with a small number of allies, says the head of Strategic Command. Gen. John Hyten told us in a Monday evening interview that a new version of the plan was published “last December,” he said. “Everything that… Keep reading →

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Whither Nuclear Command, Control & Communications?

Posted by Colin Clark on


Most of the system that allows the president to launch nuclear weapons and to know what the enemy is doing with theirs is ancient. No one yet agrees what it must replaced with. And no one knows how much it will cost, although late last month the Congressional Budget Office issued an estimate of $77 billion.

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STRATCOM’s Hyten On B-21, Columbia Class, NC3

Posted by Colin Clark on


Air Force Gen. John Hyten has always wanted to spend time at the house he and his wife bought years ago in Colorado Springs — but he’s too busy with, among other things, alerts of missile launches around the globe, just in case one is US-bound. You’d think the former head of Space Command, now… Keep reading →

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No, Trump Nuke Strategy Doesn’t Doom Planet: DUSD Policy

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


HERITAGE FOUNDATION: Just calm down and read the document. That, in essence, is the administration’s response to critics who call its new nuclear strategy irresponsible and dangerous. In fact, deputy undersecretary for policy David Trachtenberg said over and over here this morning, the Nuclear Posture Review is fundamentally conservative (with a small “c”). The 2018… Keep reading →

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Nuclear Posture Review: The More Things Change…

Posted by Rebecca Hersman on


The Trump Administration’s review of nuclear policy and weapons was leaked half a month before its official rollout, giving advocacy groups, allies and everyone else who cares about nuclear warfare much time to craft their reactions. (Everyone should care about the issues, no matter how scary this topic is). Rebecca Hersman, deputy assistant Defense secretary for… Keep reading →

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Draft Nuke Review: Big NC3 Changes, LRSO OK’d, Small Yield Nukes Back

Posted by Colin Clark on


WASHINGTON: The days when America spoke of eliminating nuclear weapons are over, faced with Russian, Chinese and North Korean moves to build, boost or rebuild their nuclear forces. That’s the most essential message of the leaked Nuclear Posture Review. (Kudos to my colleague Ashley Feinberg at Huffington Post for getting this one.) The Pentagon immediately issued… Keep reading →

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