At 2:30 p.m. Eastern time this afternoon, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists willlive stream the press briefing at the Pentagon where the new Nuclear Posture Review will be rolled out.
The main role of the Nuclear Posture Review, or NPR, is to assess the threat environment, outline nuclear deterrence policy and strategy for the next 5-to-10 years, and align the country’s nuclear forces accordingly. Since the end of the Cold War, each administration has conducted its own NPR, but the process and the scope of the reviews were different in all three cases.
After the rollout, acting Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control, Verification and Compliance Anita E. Friedt, Undersecretary of Defense for Policy John C. Rood, and Acting Undersecretary for Nuclear Security and National Nuclear Security Administration Administrator Steve Erhart will answer questions from reporters.
Over the coming weeks, you can read analyses and recommendations for thelatest NPR, as well as earlier Bulletin articles about those from previous administrations.
You can see all this and more at thebulletin.org.