Supporting the Nuclear Triad | VideoRene Thibault | 2/7/2013
The Triad is made up of land-based and sea-launched ballistic missiles, and nuclear capable bombers, like the B-52s of the Minot Air Force Base`s 5th Bomb Wing. Hoeven told the group that a nuclear triad is the most effective strategy for preserving peace and stability throughout the world.
ďIronically the Triad`s biggest enemy today is its own success. Which makes it easy to take for granted, itís human nature, right? Itís been so successful, we just take it for granted, cost effective and successful, exactly what we want.Ē
The Nuclear Triad accounts for just 2.8 percent of the entire Defense Department budget, but the White House is reviewing proposals that could reduce the Nation`s strategic nuclear weapons by several hundred warheads. How that might affect Minot Air Force Base is yet to be determined.