America's Strategic Posture: the final report of the by The Strategic Posture Review Commission

By The Strategic Posture Review Commission

Tips to safe the nuclear peace continues to be some of the most profound questions of the trendy period. two decades after the tip of the chilly conflict and with the arriving of a brand new management in Washington, it's time to imagine via primary questions on the needs of nuclear deterrence and the nature of the U.S. strategic posture. whereas the existential chance to the us has diminished, the emerging possibility of catastrophic terrorism, the ownership and unfold of nuclear guns through different states, and a basic world wide nuclear renaissance proceed to steer judgements approximately the US s strategic posture. spotting the altering personality of those threats, Congress shaped a fee in 2008 to check the U.S. long term strategic posture and make concepts. For greater than 11 months this bipartisan fee of major specialists on nationwide defense, fingers regulate, and nuclear expertise met with Congressional leaders, army officials, high-level officers of numerous nations, hands regulate teams, and technical specialists to evaluate the precise roles for nuclear guns, nonproliferation courses, and missile defenses. This reliable variation encompasses a dialogue of key questions and concerns in addition to the fee s findings and proposals for tailoring U.S. strategic posture to new and rising necessities because the international strikes in the direction of a proliferation tipping aspect.

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Current Challenges and Opportunities In 2009, a new administration has arrived in Washington that has stated a commitment to both elements of policy. In his sole speech as a candidate on nuclear policy issues, candidate Obama made two promises. The first was to recommit the United States to work to create the conditions that might ultimately enable the elimination of nuclear weapons. The second was to recommit to the principle that the United States would not disarm unilaterally and would retain a “strong deterrent” so long as nuclear weapons exist.

S. structure can be done in a variety of ways. In recapabilities and intentions. cent years, the United States has hedged against a possible renewal of competition for nuclear advantage by Russia by retaining a large number of nuclear weapons in the reserve force and a diverse set of options for uploading those onto the existing delivery systems. But hedging is not without its strategic costs, among them the inherent danger of stimulating an unwanted arms race as a result of inadequate transparency.

Interests. S. strategic landscape. The United States has encouraged China’s emergence from international isolation and has worked to promote its increasing prosperity and stability for decades. With some success, it has tried to engage China as a “responsible stakeholder” in the international system. But China’s increasing wealth has brought with it an increase in its military power, with the expectation of much more to come over the next decade or two. In the Commission’s view, the risks of war with China are low, with the primary potential military flashpoint being Taiwan.

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