CREATORCiviak, Robert L. / Paine, Christopher / Stockton, Peter / Drake, Ingrid / Coghlan, Jay / Kelley, Marylia
TITLETransforming the U.S. Strategic Posture and Weapons Complex for Transition to a Nuclear Weapons-Free World
DATE ACCESSED6 September 2017

The goal of this report is to challenge 2009 status-quo thinking concerning the future of the U.S. nuclear arsenal. To that end, it provides a critical analysis of the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement on Complex Transformation – the basis for litigation against a proposed new (2009) nuclear weapons plant – and offers fresh perspectives on U.S. foreign and security policies. Chapters address the following topics: questioning the purpose of nuclear weapons; specific methods of reducing the U.S. stockpile to 500 nuclear weapons; ways to reduce the global threat of nuclear weapons; the mission of each component facility of the nuclear weapons complex; new strategies for maintaining the nuclear weapons stockpile; weapons production; and security issues. An appendix contains the proposed budget for a smaller weapons complex with explanations of the budgeted items and activities. The report was prepared by the Nuclear Weapons Complex Consolidation (NWCC) Policy Network, a group of organizations with interests in influencing U.S. policy toward the reduction and final elimination of nuclear weapons.

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