Watch the Nuclear Posture Review

By Dan Drollette Jr | February 2, 2018

If you missed the press conference where the new Nuclear Posture Review was rolled out earlier on Friday February 2, you can watch a recording of the event at the Pentagon.

The main role of the Nuclear Posture Review, or NPR, is to assess the threat environment, outline nuclear deterrence policy and strategy for the next 5-to-10 years, and align the country’s nuclear forces accordingly. Since the end of the Cold War, each administration has conducted its own NPR, but the process and the scope of the reviews were different in all three cases.

After the rollout, acting Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control, Verification and Compliance Anita E. Friedt, Undersecretary of Defense for Policy John C. Rood, and Acting Undersecretary for Nuclear Security and National Nuclear Security Administration Administrator Steve Erhart answered questions from reporters.

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And if you want to refresh your own brain cells as to the nature of a Nuclear Posture Review, you can read earlier Bulletin articles about previous NPRs along with  analyses and recommendations.

(And you can always find more Bulletin coverage of NPRs by using the Bulletin search engine.)

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