Top Air Force officer: backup supply of nuclear warheads larger than needed – The Boston Globe

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon calls the stockpile an “active reserve.” Others call it a hidden nuclear arsenal. International arms control treaties do not apply to it and officials rarely discuss it publicly. But now, the nation’s backup supply of nuclear weapons may be next up for major cuts.

For the first time a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is suggesting the United States’ nuclear weapons reserve is too large and becoming too expensive to maintain.

via Top Air Force officer: backup supply of nuclear warheads larger than needed – The Boston Globe.

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