Nuclear Nonproliferation
Time to Reduce America’s Dependence on Nukes
New report outlines how US should reconfigure its nuclear policy

Since the end of the Cold War, the global security environment has undergone profound changes, but US nuclear weapons policy has not kept pace. This is a dangerous and unstable situation in which US dependence on nuclear weapons reduces rather than supports American security. US nuclear weapons policy must change to reflect the current and foreseeable global threat environment, one in which the utility of nuclear weapons is drastically reduced and the consequences of maintaining large numbers of nuclear weapons and aggressive doctrines are great. To...

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