Part of the Nuclear Power Play: Screening & Discussion, presented with the Pulitzer Center.

The Pentagon is preparing for an extensive — and expensive — modernization of the country’s half-century-old land, air, and sea-based nuclear weapons. Supporters contend a fully-equipped nuclear triad is essential for national defense and deterrence, but critics say it’s time to reexamine the extent of our arsenal in a post-Cold War world. Special correspondent Jamie McIntyre reports.

Directed by Sharon Squassoni. Produced by Retro Report for the New York Times.


As Pentagon Overhauls Nuclear Triad, Critics Advise Caution

2016 US 10 min
Festival Year: 2017
Types: Clips & Conversations, Feature, Panel Discussion, Short
Topic: Climate Change, Development & Built Environment, Technology & Science