The U.S. Nuclear Posture Review Describes Revised Strategies, New Weapons And Threats

The Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Maryland fires a Trident D-5 during an exercise. USN

Joseph Trevithick, The Warzone/The Drive: Four Big Need To Know Takeaways From The Long Awaited US Nuclear Posture Review

A leaked draft describes revised strategies, new weapons and threats, and a worrying potential for more "usable" nukes.

As a candidate, President Donald Trump reportedly questioned why the United States had nuclear weapons if it could never really use them and has since pledged to dramatically increase the capability of America’s deadliest arsenal. As such, latest Nuclear Posture Review was always going to be significant, but our first glimpse of the new policies shows a particular dramatic shift in thinking, which not only preserves the nuclear triad in its present form, but looks to expand it considerably in many ways.

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WNU Editor: The Nuclear Posture Review draft is here.

More News On The U.S. Nuclear Posture Review

Nuclear Posture Review draft leaks; new weapons coming amid strategic shift -- Defense News
A leaked draft of the Pentagon's nuclear review shows a desire for new kinds of weapons -- Washington Post
A leaked Pentagon document shows that the Trump administration wants to expand the US nuclear arsenal -- Business Insider
New Trump Policy Could Strengthen Role of Nuclear Weapons -- Voice of America
Leaked Nuclear Posture Review Lays Out Policy Changes That Would Increase Risk of Nuclear War -- Union Of Concerned Scientists
US Military Wants to Bring Back Nuclear Cruise Missiles Obama Retired -- Newsweek
Mattis promises Trump won't burn the world if he gets more nukes -- VICE News
Exclusive: Here Is A Draft Of Trump’s Nuclear Review. He Wants A Lot More Nukes. -- Huffington Post
Trump wants to make nuclear weapons easier to use — and that should frighten everyone -- Dave Mosher, Business Insider
Will New Submarine-Launched Nuclear Weapons Raise Odds of Atomic Apocalypse? -- David Axe, Daily Beast

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