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“I want to be able to deal with an unexpected problem in a [U.S. nuclear] warhead. And the traditional way we've done is if we got 400 ICBMs and two [kinds of] warheads, we keep at least 400 of each, so that if one of those warheads fails, we can still over time field the other one.”
— Linton Brooks, former director of the National Nuclear Security Administration, and senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, speaking June 13. This policy, he acknowledged, "runs contrary to the broad trend under all of the last four Administrations to reduce the total stockpile."
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