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.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter told B-52 and Minuteman III crews at Minot AFB, N.D., that even though their mission isn't highly visible to the public, the Pentagon will place increased emphasis on its health in the face of increasing aggression from nuclear powers abroad.
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.
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