Trump’s new nuclear posture review reverses course on arms control

Department of Defense via Federation of American Scientists WASHINGTON (AP) — There’s a place for arms control in the Trump administration’s new nuclear strategy, but it’s a very small place. A 74-page summary of the strategy says new advances in arms control are “difficult to envision.” It notes that such agreements can foster cooperation and […]

Anti-Russian & ‘nothing to do with reality’: Moscow lambastes US Nuclear Posture Review

Washington seeks to justify its policy aimed at lowering the nuclear threshold by accusing Russia of an alleged “aggressive strategy,” the Russian Foreign Ministry has said, commenting on the latest US Nuclear Posture Review. The US accusations against Moscow set out in the latest Nuclear Posture Review “have nothing do with reality,” the ministry said […]

Despite US denial, nuclear posture review revolves around Russia

Though US officials argued the new Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) does not revolve around Russia, concerns about Moscow’s nuclear arsenal absolutely dominate the document. “This not a Russia-centric NPR,” said Anita Friedt, acting Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control, Verification and Compliance, at a Pentagon media conference Friday. Yet, the document mentions Russia 127 […]