Gen. Selva Defends Need for Low-Yield Nuclear Weapons The outgoing vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff dismissed concerns about the use of low-yield nuclear weapons as “unsophisticated and ill-informed.” The comments made by U.S. Air Force Gen. Paul Selva, who is set to retire this summer, come during a time when Congress is debating whether to allow the Pentagon to proceed with development of a low-yield version warhead to be delivered from a Trident submarine-launched ...

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