Gen. Kevin Chilton, head of US Strategic Command, on Jan. 20, 2010, said he believes the US must maintain a triad of nuclear-capable bombers, ICBMs, and submarine-launched ballistic missiles. Speaking at a defense conference in Washington, D.C., Chilton discounted some suggestions that the US is headed toward a dyad of ICBMs and SLBMs. Here, a B-2 and B-52 fly in formation near Barksdale AFB, La., on May 10, 2008.
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