Accession Number : AD1046463

Title :   Nuclear Posture Review

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : Office of The Secretary of Defense The Pentagon, Washington United States

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Report Date : 01 Feb 2018

Pagination or Media Count : 100

Abstract : On January 27, 2017, the President directed the Department of Defense to conduct a new Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) to ensure a safe, secure, and effective nuclear deterrent that protects the homeland, assures allies and above all, deters adversaries. This review comes at a critical moment in our nations history, for America confronts an international security situation that is more complex and demanding than any since the end of the Cold War. In this environment, it is not possible to delay modernization of our nuclear forces if we are to preserve a credible nuclear deterrentensuring that our diplomats continue to speak from a position of strength on matters of war and peace.

Descriptors :   nuclear warfare , nuclear weapons , NUCLEAR FORCES(MILITARY) , defense planning , strategic warfare , national security , international security , COMMAND CONTROL COMMUNICATIONS , military capabilities , arms control , deterrence , NUCLEAR PROLIFERATION

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Nuclear Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE