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What Are Nuclear Weapons For? Recommendations for Restructuring U.S. Strategic Nuclear Forces
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By Sidney D. Drell and James E. Goodby

This report is aimed at revising the current US defense strategy towards Russia to more closely represent the recent policy shift towards cooperation. It advocates the reduction of the U.S. strategic arsenal to 500 operationally deployed nuclear warheads and 500 responsive forces. Such a force would be composed of existing warheads and require no new nuclear weapons while maintaining the diversity of force that protects against common failure modes. The report concludes that the United States can enhance its national security by strengthening the nonproliferation regime.

PDF version of this report.