Nuclear Posture Review, National Defense Strategy (NDS) Will Be Thoroughly Integrated

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July 20, 2021 | Originally published by U.S. Department of Defense on June 25, 2021

“The Nuclear Posture Review, or NPR, will come on the coattails of the NDS and will be fully nested within it,” said Colin H. Kahl, the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy, on Wednesday during a virtual discussion at the 2021 Carnegie International Nuclear Policy Conference. “We want to make sure that the nuclear posture review does not stand on its own in its own silo, no pun intended, but is rather integrated into the analysis of the NDS.”

The NPR will spell out, among other things, priorities for modernizing the U.S. nuclear triad and ensure that the United States has the right capabilities matched with the national nuclear strategy. The review will also examine how the United States can take steps to reduce the role of nuclear weapons in its national security strategy while ensuring the strategic deterrent remains safe, secure, and effective and that the extended deterrence commitments to its allies remain strong and credible.

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