CREATOROrganisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
TITLENuclear Posture Review Report: April 2010
DATE ACCESSED13 September 2017

The April 2010 Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) contains the U.S. administration’s strategy for reducing nuclear risks to the nation and the international community. The contents address five specific objectives: preventing nuclear proliferation and terrorism; reducing the role of nuclear weapons; maintaining strategic deterrence and stability at reduced nuclear force levels; strengthening regional deterrence and reassurance of U.S. allies and partners; and sustaining a safe, secure, and effective nuclear arsenal as long as nuclear weapons exist. The NPR specifically rejects the development of new warheads. The report presents detailed recommendations for achieving each objective, and a letter of introduction from Secretary of Defense Robert Gates stresses the first of the above objectives as the most important.

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