Much like the rest of the military's nuclear arsenal, the Defense Department must move ahead on the Long-Range Standoff Weapon to ensure a credible deterrent and the ability to penetrate a denied area, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Tuesday.
The test and evaluation process for the Air Force's next-generation intercontinental ballistic missile could be the biggest ever, even larger and more expensive than the F-35, an official here said.
The Senate failed to muster enough support to end
debate and vote on a continuing resolution to fund the federal
government Tuesday, raising the possibility of a government shutdown by
the end of this week.
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