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Report of the Defense Science Board Task Force on Nuclear Deterrence
DEFENSE SCIENCE BOARD WASHINGTON DC
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This report examines potential measures that DoD should take to sustain nuclear forces, nuclear weapons capabilities, and supporting infrastructure. The Terms of Reference specified that emphasis be placed on 1 Sustaining nuclear weapons stockpile and developing needed capabilities, including delivery system capabilities, in light of arms control agreements, 2 the adequacy of the DOE Stockpile Stewardship for meeting future DoD requirements, 3 the adequacy of the nuclear technical base, 4 future industrial base capability for nuclear deterrent forces and weapons, 5 options for future nuclear deterrent forces and stockpile, acquisition strategies, RD timelines, manufacturing and production capabilities, common systems andor subsystems.
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