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<em>U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy</em>

U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy

Report, Council on Foreign Relations

Spring 2009

Authors: Dr. William J. Perry, Former Co-Director, Preventive Defense Project, General Brent Scowcroft, Editorial Board Member, Quarterly Journal: International Security

Belfer Center Programs or Projects: Preventive Defense Project


This Task Force Report examines the steps necessary to reduce nuclear weapons to the lowest possible level consistent with maintaining a credible deterrent, while also ensuring that the U.S. nuclear arsenal is safe, secure, and reliable for as long as it is needed.


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For Academic Citation:

Perry, William J., Brent Scowcroft, et al. U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy. New York: Report for Council on Foreign Relations, Spring 2009.

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