While there isn't a looming threat of a nuclear
exchange between global powers, the threat of nuclear attacks is still
high and in different ways that the US must be prepared for, Defense
Secretary Ash Carter said Monday.
Of all the Air Force's efforts to revitalize the morale of its nuclear community, the move away from intense inspections to more personal accountability has made the biggest impact, airmen in the service's missile fields said.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter's miniature tour of the
Air Force's nuclear infrastructure kicked off at Minot AFB, N.D., a base
that is home to two legs of the nuclear triad and has seen modest
improvements under the service's push to revamp its nuclear community.
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