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).
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.” →