U.S. Nuclear Policy: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back
Fetter, Steve. "U.S. Nuclear Policy: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back," Physics and Society, Vol. 32, No. 3 (July 2003), pp. 5-7
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I would like to comment on the direction of U.S. nuclear weapons policy. Although the Bush administration typically is secretive about such matters, quite a bit is known as a result of the leak of the Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) about a year ago. The NPR’s recommendations mirror those found in a report published by National Institute for Public Policy just before the administration took office, which should not be surprising as several senior administration officials participated in the NIPP report, including Stephen Hadley (deputy national security advisor), Robert Joseph (special assistant to the president for counterproliferation), Linton Brooks (administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration), and William Schneider (chairman of the Defense Science Board).
Delivered at the April Meeting of the American Physical Society, Philadelphia, 8 April 2003