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Thu Sep 22, 2022, 08:16 PM

Conflict With a Nuclear-Capable Peer Possible, Says Stratcom Commander

Conflict With a Nuclear-Capable Peer Possible, Says Stratcom Commander

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"All of us in this room are back in the business of contemplating competition through crisis and possible direct armed conflict with a nuclear-capable peer," he said. "We have not had to do that in over 30 years. The implications of that are profound. They're profound for homeland defense. They're profound for strategic deterrence, as well as us achieving national objectives. And this is no longer theoretical."

The panel discussion on "America Under Attack Defending the Homeland" was held during the Air & Space Forces Association's 2022 Air, Space & Cyber Conference, at National Harbor, Maryland.

Every Defense Department plan and capability rests on an assumption that strategic deterrence, and in particular nuclear deterrence, is holding, Richard said. If that assumption isn't met, nothing else in the department or the joint force is going to work the way that it was designed.

"Russia and China can escalate to any level of violence that they choose in any domain with any instrument of power worldwide," he said. "We just haven't faced competitors and opponents like that in a long time."

Because of this, the department will have to change its approach to warfare, he said, adding that the slower, traditional approaches to escalation don't work anymore.

More: https://www.defense.gov/News/News-Stories/Article/Article/3166522/conflict-with-a-nuclear-capable-peer-possible-says-stratcom-commander/

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Thu Sep 22, 2022, 08:40 PM

1. Seems like a bad time to lose control of top secret docs, huh? -nt

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