The United States will maintain a strategic nuclear deterrent force of ICBMs, submarine-launched ballistic missiles, and heavy bombers under a START follow-on agreement with Russia, James Miller, principle deputy undersecretary of defense for policy, told the House Armed Services Committee strategic forces panel, March 16, 2010. Miller said this finding emerged early-on from the Obama Administration's comprehensive review of US nuclear weapons posture. Here, airmen perform postflight checks on a B-52H bomber at Andersen AFB, Guam, Feb. 15, 2010. B-52s are capable of delivering nuclear weapons, as are the Air Force's B-2A stealth bombers.
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