If fiscal pressures should lead to a debate on the relative value of the legs of the nuclear triad compared to other military weapons systems, those discussions should occur "from a strategic perspective," with recognition that the deterrent force represents "national weapons" warranting special consideration, said Maj. Gen. William Chambers in a late September 2012 interview with the Daily Report. Here, a nuclear-capable B-2A bomber takes off from Whiteman AFB, Mo.
Air Force photo by TSgt. Samuel A. Park
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