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Resolved: The United States should substantially modernize its nuclear command, control, and communications (NC3) systems.

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Nuclear Command, Control, and Communications: Review of DOD’s Current Modernization Efforts

Modernizing the US nuclear deterrent: An interview with Elizabeth Durham-Ruiz

NUCLEAR COMMAND, CONTROL, AND COMMUNICATIONS: US COUNTRY PROFILE

Nuclear C3 Goes All Domain 

The Next Generation NC3 Enterprise:  Opportunities and Challenges

Modernizing U.S. Nuclear Command, Control, and Communications  Book

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Scientists Warn U.S. Running Out of Time to Modernize Nuclear Weapons Systems

Modernizing US Nuclear Command, Control, and Communication. In the new report, the authors provide readers with an insightful look at what is often referred to as the “fifth pillar” of America’s nuclear deterrent capabilities—the nuclear command, control, and communications system (known in Department of Defense parlance as NC3). For the last several years, the need to recapitalize the nuclear enterprise with new submarines, bombers, and intercontinental ballistic missiles has garnered significant attention. The need for these systems is clear given the current age of the platforms they seek to replace and the demands of the threat environment. However, it is crucial to emphasize no matter how capable these systems may be on an individual level, their true effectiveness can only be realized through a robust, secure command and control enterprise. Today’s nuclear triad relies on a system that is decades old. It is time for a reset. The authors explain that possession of an effective and robust NC3 system “is essential for deterrence, since its existence will convince potential adversaries that any attempted surprise nuclear aggression will fail and will be met with a devastating response.” Today’s existing NC3 system was designed in response to the threat posed from the Soviet Union and received its last major upgrade in the 1980s. Today’s operating requirements demand a modern system.

THE BIG AND URGENT TASK OF REVITALIZING NUCLEAR COMMAND, CONTROL, AND COMMUNICATIONS

US nuclear weapons capability

Challenges facing the nuclear systems

US nuclear weapons modernization

NC3 SYSTEMS AND STRATEGIC STABILITY: A GLOBAL OVERVIEW

Time to Update NC3 

Nuclear Command & Control System: Modernization Necessary to Keep President Informed

Ensuring Cyber Resilience in NATO’s Command, Control and Communication Systems

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A call to Rethink Priorities; US Nuclear Weapons Spending 

No AI for Nuclear Command and Control 

Whither NC3? 

General Modernization

Facing tight deadlines to modernize the nuclear triad 

Artificial Intelligence, Strategic Stability, Nuclear Risk 

The double-edged sword: US nuclear command and control modernization