2012 NATO Summit
On May 20-21, 2012, heads of state and governments of NATO member states will convene in Chicago for the 2012 summit to discuss regional and global security challenges. Key items on the summit agenda include a transition plan for NATO forces in Afghanistan after the end of combat in 2014, NATO's defense and security goals, and tactics to enhance NATO partnership with non-member states.
At the summit, member countries will approve the release of the Deterrence and Defense Posture Review (DDPR), which is NATO's review of its military posture. Non-strategic nuclear weapons are a large component of the DDPR, as the United States, Russia and NATO do not disclose how many non-strategic weapons they have or where they are deployed.
Want to learn more about the issues that will be discussed at the 2012 NATO Summit? Check out FAS's resources below:
Nuclear Information Project which tracks global nuclear weapons and analyzes nuclear doctrine and developments in the nuclear fuel cycle.
The Nuclear Information Project is broken up into 3 sections:
Nuclear Weapons : Profiles of nuclear countries, nuclear doctrines and missions and status of worlds nuclear forces.
Nuclear Fuel Cycle: Updates regarding developments in nuclear fuel cycle relevant to nuclear weapons proliferation and uranium enrichment methods.
Nuclear Calculators: Calculate weapons blast effect and fallout should a nuclear weapons attack occur.
Nuclear Posture Review Report (April 2010)
NATO's Chicago Summit May 14, 2012
Nonstrategic Nuclear Weapons February 14, 2012
The United States and Europe: Current Issues February 28, 2012
U.S. Nuclear Weapons: Changes in Policy and Force Structure January 23, 2008
Nuclear Weapons and U.S. National Security: A Need for New Weapons Programs? September 15, 2003
NATO Enlargement May 5, 2003