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US should update nuclear warheads over their delivery systems, says DoD official


WASHINNGTON — A top nuclear official at the U.S. Defense Department warned Tuesday that the future of the nuclear arsenal has to come from innovations in the warheads, rather than the Pentagon’s traditional focus on delivery systems.

Peter Fanta, deputy assistant secretary of defense for nuclear matters, said it’s time for the Defense and Energy departments to work together to develop manufacturing and engineering expertise as well as capabilities to create flexible, updated nuclear warheads by the 2040s, or risk being unable to keep up with potential adversaries’ technological developments.

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