Why the new Nuclear Posture Review doesn’t make the country safer.
The new NPR comes with a high price tag. That is not the only issue.
The Nuclear Posture Review marks significant change from the Obama years.
U.S., Russia Meet New START Limits
In December 2016, President Donald Trump tweeted that the United States “must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability,” prompting condemnation in the United States and around the world. Those concerns, it turns out, were well justified.
New START implementation has improved strategic stability, predictability, and transparency, and verifiably trimmed still oversized nuclear arsenals. The next step is to extend the treaty for five years to avert the possibility of unconstrained strategic nuclear competition between the world’s two largest nuclear actors.
The Arms Control Association will host a briefing with a group of top experts to analyze the implications of the new Trump nuclear strategy.