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June 08, 2021

Inhofe, Rogers Express Deep Concern Following Reports Navy Will Cancel Nuclear Sea Launched Cruise Missile

 U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.), the Ranking Members of the Senate and House Armed Services Committees, released a statement expressing deep concern following reports that the Acting Secretary of the Navy plans to cancel a Nuclear Sea Launched Cruise Missile (SLCM-N), a decision that comes after submission of the FY22 budget and before the completion of a Nuclear Posture Review (NPR).

“Reports that an Acting Secretary of the Navy would cancel a new Nuclear Sea Launched Cruise Missile after submission of the FY22 budget, and before a Nuclear Posture Review has been started — much less completed — are bewildering and short-sighted,” Inhofe and Rogers said. “The Biden administration has decided to project weakness ahead of a summit with Vladimir Putin – another gift to our adversaries. We have serious questions for senior Pentagon leaders on this reported decision and how it was reached.”  


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