This is coolbert:
Pentagon planners about to spend billions of dollars to upgrade the American nuclear strike force. Antiquated technology seen as only part of the problem.
"America's Aging Nukes Are as Anachronistic as the Floppy Disks That Control Them"
"Even though America's inter-continental ballistic missile systems run off of impossibly old-seeming 8-inch floppy disks, the problems that led Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to order a review of America's nukes weren't technical as much as they were cultural and administrative."
Floppy discs for those that are not familiar with that term the original eight-inch programming media that used to be state-of-the-art computer technology in the early 1980's. "Model T" technology by modern standards. NO upgrades to the U.S. nuclear arsenal since that time evidently.
"So while there will be changes to how America feeds and cares for the world's biggest collection of nuclear weapons, the floppies aren't the problem."
NO! NOT the "world's biggest collection of nuclear weapons" for many decades now. The old Soviet Union and then Russia having a much greater quantity of nuclear warheads deployed, that even NOW being the case. American nuclear warhead numbers peaking around the late 1960's and steadily declining since that time.
"Throwing money after problems may fix some technical issues but it is unlikely to resolve the dissolution that must come from sitting in a silo hole in the Midwest with missiles on high alert to respond to a nuclear attack that is unlikely to ever come," - - Hans Kristensen, a nuclear expert with the Federation of American Scientists"
PERHAPS THAT ATTACK IS NEVER GOING TO COME BECAUSE THOSE WEAPONS AND THE CREWS THAT MAN THEM ARE ON A CONSTANT STATUS OF HIGH ALERT AND WILL CONTINUE TO BE SO.