The Nuclear Posture Review: The Middle East Redux?

  • James A. Russell
Part of the Initiatives in Strategic Studies: Issues and Policies book series (ISSIP)

Abstract

The Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) promises to affect the shape and content of the nation’s national security strategy writ large, and, U.S. security strategies tailored to geographic theaters around the world. Each of the National Command Authority’s regional military commanders will inevitably adjust their plans, policies and resources to meet the requirements of opera-tionalizing the NPR.

Keywords

Vortex Syria Assure Posit Defend 

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Notes

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© James J. Wirtz and Jeffrey A. Larsen 2005

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