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US Strategic Command leader General John Hyten says he would resist any "illegal" presidential order for a strike and work to find an alternative

Commander: U.S. ‘Not Capable’ of Sustaining Nuclear Stockpile as China Modernizes

WASHINGTON, DC — Some of the “specialized capabilities” necessary to sustain America’s nuclear stockpile and remain a credible nuclear power “have either atrophied or become obsolete” while U.S. rival China continues to modernize and expand its atomic weapons, a top U.S. commander warned lawmakers on Tuesday.

The second liftoff from Russia's new Vostochny cosmodrome ended in failure last November when officials lost contact with a weather satellite hours after its launch

Expert: U.S. Military ‘Over a Decade’ Behind China, Russia on Space Defense

WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. military satellites used to warn of a missile strike or to deploy nuclear weapons are vulnerable to attacks by the Chinese and Russian armed forces, which have eclipsed their American counterparts in developing some significant space warfighting capabilities, experts cautioned lawmakers.

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Trump Elevates Status of Pentagon’s Cyber Command

U.S. President Donald Trump has ordered the American military to elevate the Pentagon’s Cyber Command to a new unified combatant command, signaling a growing emphasis on combating cyber attacks.

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 08: (L-R) Commander of the U.S. Strategic Command Air Force Gen. John Hyten (L) and Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Bill Moran testify during a hearing before House Armed Services Committee March 8, 2017 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The committee held a hearing …

Top Commander: U.S. Military Strugging with ‘Timely Responses’ to Threats

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The United States is facing “significant challenges” sustaining its defense capabilities, both in the nuclear and conventional realm, and is at risk of no longer holding a military advantage over its enemies, warned the head of the U.S. Strategic Command (STRATCOM) Tuesday.