Fact Sheet: 2022 Nuclear Posture Review and Missile Defense Review   [open pdf - 59KB]

From the Document: "On March 28, the Department of Defense transmitted to Congress the classified 2022 Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) and Missile Defense Review (MDR). The releases of the unclassified 2022 NPR and MDR are forthcoming. [...] The 2022 NPR represents a comprehensive, balanced approach to U.S. nuclear strategy, policy, posture, and forces. Maintaining a safe, secure, and effective nuclear deterrent and strong and credible extended deterrence commitments, remain a top priority for the Department and the Nation. The NPR underscores our commitment to reducing the role of nuclear weapons and reestablishing our leadership in arms control. [...] Within the broader context of the NDS, the MDR provides a framework for U.S. missile defense that is informed by the evolving missile threat environment. Missiles are a principal means for projecting military power, which makes missile defense a key component of integrated deterrence. The MDR assures the vital contributions of missile defenses to a resilient defense posture that reduces adversary confidence in missile use, reassures Allies, and offers military options to avoid risks of escalation."

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