This administration’s tenure may be rife with staff turnover, tweetstorms and scandals, but there’s one thing it’s gotten right so far: Its nuclear strategy is a well-reasoned response to the most pressing nuclear threats in the world today.
The new Nuclear Posture Review  (NPR), released in February 2018, made a splash among critics who wanted to portray  the strategy document as wildly divergent from previous strategies. The New York Times editorial board  took potshots at the missile defense objectives, and a columnist at the Washington Post  declared that the NPR “announced a renewed round in the nuclear arms race, one inevitably bringing us ever closer to the unthinkable — a nuclear war of catastrophic consequences.”[Read the full op-ed over at The Hill ].
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- “Nuclear Posture Review”: https://www.defense.gov/News/SpecialReports/2018NuclearPostureReview.aspx
- “portray”: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-nuclear-posture-review-2018_us_5a4d4773e4b06d1621bce4c5
- “New York Times editorial board”: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/11/opinion/illusion-missile-defense.html
- “Washington Post”: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-nuclear-posture-review-signals-a-new-arms-race/2018/02/13/de155e64-1018-11e8-8ea1-c1d91fcec3fe_story.html?utm_term=.c359d685cc53
- “Read the full op-ed over at The Hill”: http://thehill.com/opinion/national-security/383009-trumps-nuclear-threat-policy-is-moving-us-in-the-right-direction
- “Evan El-Amin”: https://www.shutterstock.com/g/evan%20el-amin