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Office in context and perspective just -- -- that president of plowshares fund the global securities group and the author of the book bombs scare.
The history and future of nuclear weapons also a member of secretary John Kerry's international security advisory board.
That group advises the secretary of state on all aspects of arms control Joseph this is this is weird this disturbing.
It is disturbing and I was at this very same air force base back in -- 20072008.
That they had another major security breakdown six nuclear armed cruise missiles were.
Loaded on a B 52 flown across the country down to Barksdale Air Force Base and left unguarded for 36 hours.
Even after there was a big show remember that without a human yeah.
Well you broadcaster I remember doing anyway broadcasts a lot of things but I remember that now and this is the same place -- -- place might not air air force base.
And it was a big shake up that and it was -- that's a feeling that our cable restore discipline.
But this is a sign that there's a more systemic problem and it may be as you would just discussing this feeling that these are obsolete weapons.
He's a nuclear dinosaurs left over from the Cold War they don't play much of a role on our national security now in a crisis people ask where's the -- aircraft carrier.
They don't ask where's the nearest ICBM so does it -- a number relevance here and unlike bomber crews which are trained and and constantly patrolling.
-- practicing their missions.
These officers -- put in underground silos 24 hours 36 hours at a time.
It's a -- refined mission and you may be seeing the consequences of that in this disciplinary action today.
It's it's it's it's.
You know it the thought of -- of something going wrong there you know Joseph that we we have this massive nuclear arsenal and you just.
I mean it doesn't take but wants.
It right so it's very hard to imagine on a mission that would require one ICBM to be launched -- -- 300 which is what we have.
Which is why you see some officials inside the Pentagon and outside talking about -- -- -- the number of these missiles.
-- -- winning you don't -- two basis cut one -- bring it down there.
-- to a 150 Bennett undertook 300 I'm sorry I misspoke we have 450.
Of these ICBM's.
On -- high alert status that's another thing you can do.
Why the high alert why ready to launch in fifteen minutes we -- that that takes some of the stress off the cruise so there are fixes to this to slim down the mission.
It's reduce the alert rates give these people more of a career path to rotate into other areas.
Something that increases the safety and security -- nuclear force at a time when we still need nuclear weapons but not this many.
Just -- the only live with us -- it's great to see you again thanks my pleasure shot at a time.
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