Defense Secretary Robert Gates told an audience at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 28, 2008, that he is confident that the Air Force is now moving in the right direction in improving its nuclear weapons stewardship. But, he said that overall the long-term prognosis for the nation’s nuclear deterrent is bleak with no new warhead program moving forward and an aging and ever diminishing nuclear workforce.
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