What you need to know about the Nuclear Posture Review

By Private: Janice Sinclaire | February 7, 2018

On February 2, the Pentagon rolled out the unclassified version of the Trump administration’s Nuclear Posture Review. The 2018 document contains significant changes over the last NPR, which was completed in 2010. The Bulletin will be publishing analyses of the NPR document itself and how it might be implemented.

Here’s what you need to know:

The experts on the new Nuclear Posture Review

Rachel Bronson, president and CEO, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
Wasteful old thinking for a dangerous new age

Sharon Squassoni, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Science and Security Board member; research professor, George Washington University
More is less

Lawrence J. Korb, senior fellow, Center for American Progress Why Congress should refuse to fund the NPR’s new nuclear weapons

Hans M. Kristensen, director, Nuclear Information Project Federation of American Scientists; co-author of the Bulletin’s Nuclear Notebook
The Nuclear Posture Review and the US nuclear arsenal

Alicia Sanders-Zakre, research assistant, Arms Control Association
Why we should reject Trump’s dangerous nuclear plan

Read the 2018 Nuclear Posture Review

Pentagon press briefing of the 2018 NPR rollout

Further reading:

The next Nuclear Posture Review: Bring in State, Energy and allies
Anna Péczeli

Striking a prudent balance: Obama’s Nuclear Posture Review
Barry M. Blechman

Nuclear Notebook


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