In advance of President Trump’s Nuclear Posture Review (NPR), FAS presents the 2018 NPR Resource with a searchable version of the leaked draft NPR, FAS and other expert analysis, and historical context of past NPRs (Obama, Clinton, Bush).
GOVERNMENT SECRECY PROJECT (Dir. Steven Aftergood)Program Activity
In the Press
Hans Kristensen: “The justification was the threat of a Soviet surprise attack” … The idea was to protect the Air Force’s capacity to respond to a nuclear attack by keeping a certain number of nuclear-armed bombers in the air at all times. →
Steven Aftergood: “I think the real concern is the precedent that is being set … The message [the shutdown-ending provision] sends is that intelligence oversight is optional, not essential, and that we can do without it. But we can’t.” →