Congress's Critical Role in the Reliable Replacement Warhead (RRW) Program
Publication Date: May 2007
Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Author(s): Baker Spring
Series: Executive Memorandum
Keywords: National security; reliable replacement warhead; Nuclear Posture Review; explosive testing
Coverage: United States
Post-Cold War security requires a new nuclear weapons policy, operational doctrine, arsenal, and infrastructure. Congress needs to accelerate the Reliable Replacement Warhead program, require a design that is accurate and effective against both hardened and mobile targets, and ensure that the RRW program is not limited by inadequate funding or unnecessary constraints on testing.