The Nuclear Triad Is Not the Holy Trinity

W.J. Astore America’s nuclear triad of land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), sub-launched ballistic missiles (Ohio-class¬†nuclear submarines), and nuclear-capable bombers is a relic of the Cold War. ¬†The triad may have made some sense in a MAD (as in mutually assured destruction) way in the 1960s and 1970s, at the height of the Cold War with…