Defense Secretary Mattis Affirms Commitment to Nuclear Triad to Hoeven
Defense Secretary James Mattis affirmed to me, at a Senate Defense Appropriations Committee hearing this week, his commitment to modernize our nation’s nuclear forces. The effort to modernize our nuclear triad only takes up four percent of this year’s defense budget, and that’s a worthwhile and affordable investment in our national security. Secretary Mattis continues to make clear his commitment to this priority. We will continue working with him to advance these efforts, including upgrades to the B-52 and replacements for the air-launch cruise missile and our ICBM fleet.