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Author Blechman, Barry, author

Title B61 life extension program : costs and policy considerations / by Barry Belchman and Laicie Heeley
Published [Washington, DC] : Stimson, 2016


Description 1 online resource (5 pages)
Series Issue paper / Stimson Center
Issue paper (Henry L. Stimson Center)
Summary The B61 is one of two nuclear-armed gravity bombs currently in the US active stockpile. The life extension program for the B61 is ambitious, with plans to consolidate all the weapon's variations into one, known as the B61-12, which will be deliverable by either fighter planes or long-range bombers, and thus able to function in both strategic and tactical roles. The extraordinary cost of this program alone should cause legislators and interested citizens to delve deeply into the rationale for the B61 SLEP. More importantly, a number of serious questions about the purposes of the weapon -- its roles in US national security policies -- suggest the program may not be necessary, in whole or at least in part
Notes "August 2016."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 5)
Notes Online resource; title from PDF cover page (Stimson, viewed September 12, 2016)
Subject United States. National Nuclear Security Administration. Life Extension Program.
SUBJECT United States. National Nuclear Security Administration. Life Extension Program. fast (OCoLC)fst01929767
Subject Nuclear weapons -- United States -- Planning
Military planning -- United States
Military planning.
United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Heeley, Laicie, author
Henry L. Stimson Center, publisher.