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February 9, 2002: U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy John D. Crouch briefs the media on the results of the 2001 Nuclear Posture Review.
Nuclear Posture Reviews

Since the end of the Cold War, the Pentagon has conducted two major nuclear posture reviews (1994 and 2001) to adjust policy and forces to changes in Russian, Chinese, and other threats. Lesser reviews have been part of the quadrennial defense reviews and smaller policy assessments along the way.

The Bush administrations portrayal of its Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) in 2001, and the debate that followed, show that critical misrepresentations and misperceptions have become part of the public mindset for what the NPR accomplished.

To help create a better understanding of the NPR, this part of the Nuclear Information Project makes declassified documents available about the 1994 and 2001 NPRs along with analysis of similarities, contradictions, and implications.

» The 1994 Nuclear Posture Review
» Working Group 5 of the 1994 Nuclear Posture Review
» The 2001 Nuclear Posture Review (forthcoming)



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