Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Pentagon Starts Its Nuclear Posture Review

An intercontinental ballistic missile with a nuclear warhead. Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana. © USAF / Reuters

Defense News: The Nuclear Posture Review is underway. Here's what to look for.

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon on Monday officially kicked off its Nuclear Posture Review, or NPR, a major strategic undertaking that will set the Trump administration’s nuclear policy.

The announcement confirmed that Gen. Paul Selva, the vice chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, and Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work will be in charge of the review. The NPR represents one of 11 major reviews Work is undertaking, at a time when his expected successor, Boeing executive Patrick Shanahan, is awaiting a confirmation hearing.

The start of the NPR is not a surprise, as U.S. President Donald Trump issued an executive order on Jan. 27 to create the review. But the formal start of the review means those seeking to influence the future of America’s nuclear arsenal, estimated to cost at least $400 billion over the next decade, now have a time frame to state their case.

Here are the basic facts of the NPR:

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