The Nuclear Strategy Project is a public education project that examines the status and development of nuclear policy and doctrine in the United States and other nuclear-armed and nuclear-aspiring countries.
Through publication of hard-to-get information about nuclear weapons and nuclear strategy, the project aspires to increase government accountability and empower those who argue for true reform of nuclear strategy and much deeper cuts in nuclear weapons.
Project director Hans M. Kristensen, who analyzes and publishes declassified documents obtained through the U.S. Freedom of Information Act, co-authors the World Nuclear Forces appendix to the SIPRI Yearbook and the Nuclear Notebook column in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.
The items listed in the bar to the right provide links to groups of documents about specific aspects of nuclear weapons and nuclear policy.
US nuclear forces and strategy
In the Media
>> The Nation, "Endgame in Korea," November 25, 2002, refers to "Preemptive Posturing" and 4th Fighter Wing simulated nuclear strikes against North Korea.
>> Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, "Preemptive Posturing," September/October 2002, pp. 54-59, refers to North Korea, non-strategic nuclear forces, and Nuclear Posture Review documents.
>> New York Times, "12 Million Could Die at Once in an India-Pakistan Nuclear War," May 27, 2002, refers to nuclear tables in the 2001 SIPRI Yearbook.
>> Oakland Tribune, "Nuclear Arms Agreement Is Step Backward," May 26, 2002, op-ed about US-Russian nuclear arms agreement.
>> Newsday, "Cold War Redux," May 19, 2002, op-ed about US-Russian nuclear arms agreement.
>> Washington Post, "Nuclear Warhead Arsenal Trimmed," December 5, 2001, refers to "The Unruly Hedge: Cold War Thinking at the Crawford Summit."
>> Arms Control Today, "The Unruly Hedge: Cold War Thinking at the Crawford Summit," December 2001, refers to B-1 Nuclear Rerole Plan.
>> Le Monde, "'Mininuke,' the secret bomb," November 20, 2001, refers to Essentials of Post-Cold War Deterrence study.
>> SIPRI makes data on World Nuclear Forces from Yearbook 2001 available on-line, November 9, 2001.
>> Omaha World-Herald editorial "StratCom Under Attack," August 7, 2001, refers to STRATCOM force structure studies.
>> Taipei Times (online edition), "Nuclear Deterrence, Bush and Asia," July 28, 2001. Letter by Professor Ehsan Ahrari, Joint Forces Staff College in Norfolk, Virginia, refers to Essentials of Post-Cold War Deterrence study.
>> Washington Post article "Military Study Mulled Deterrence of 'Fear'," July 5, 2001, references Essentials of Post-Cold War Deterrence study.
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|Funding for this project was provided by the
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur
Foundation and Ploughshares Fund. For information about the Nuclear Strategy
Project contact Hans M. Kristensen (510-295-6125).