Nuclear Posture Review: Opportunities and Challenges

The Heritage Foundation and the National Institute for Public Policy

Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002

June 23, 2017, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

In January, the Department of Defense launched a Nuclear Posture Review to be completed in 2017.  The resultant document will evaluate the current state of the U.S. nuclear enterprise and establish guidelines for future policy.  The questions related to U.S. nuclear posture take on a heightened importance in the context of the need to modernize nuclear weapons in tight budget environment and worsening national security trends, including a resurgent Russia and aggressive North Korea.  How has the global nuclear security environment changed?  What role should nuclear weapons play in support of the priority U.S. national security policy goals of deterring attacks, assuring allies and limiting damage should deterrence fail?

The National Institute for Public Policy has taken on the challenge of examining these questions in its new study, A New Nuclear Review for a New Age.  The study includes contributions from a bipartisan team of over 30 experts in nuclear policy in order to assist those charged with producing the 2017 Nuclear Posture Review.  Join us as our panelists share their findings and discuss the road ahead for the U.S. nuclear enterprise.

RSVP for the event here.


Dr. John Harvey is the Former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Defense.

Ambassador Robert Joseph is a Senior Scholar at the National Institute for Public Policy.

Dr. Matthew Kroenig is the Associate Professor of Government and Foreign Service at Georgetown University.

Dr. Keith B. Payne, Ph.D. is the President of the National Institute for Public Policy.

Michaela Dodge is a Senior Policy Analyst at Defense and Strategic Policy.


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