America’s Nuclear Triad

A compilation of platforms and weapons that serve as the backbone of America’s national security. The triad, along with assigned forces, provide 24/7 deterrence to prevent catastrophic actions from our adversaries and they stand ready, if necessary, to deliver a decisive response, anywhere, anytime.


We must look reality in the eye and see the world as it is, not as we wish it to be.

Defense SecretaryJames N. Mattis

The surest way to prevent war is to be prepared for it.

Commander, U.S. Strategic Command Air Force Gen. John E. Hyten

There is no substitute for the prospect of a devastating nuclear response.

Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva