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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