Washington, DC – U.S Representative Mike Rogers (R-AL) and U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK), the Ranking Members of the House and Senate 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 — is bewildering and short-sighted,” Rogers and Inhofe 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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