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Excerpts from the Nuclear Posture Review, Posted by Globalsecurity.org
United States Department of Defense News Transcript, “Special Briefing on the Nuclear Posture Review,” Presenter: J.D. Crouch, Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy, January 9, 2002

U.S. Department of Defense Briefing Slides, “Findings of the Nuclear Posture Review,” January 9, 2002

Nuclear Posture Review Department of Defense Special Briefing, version with briefing slides incorporated

Letter forwarding NPR to Congress pdf download

U.S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration, FY2003 Congressional Budget Request, “Weapons Activities, Executive Summary” pdf download

Statement of the Honorable Douglas J. Feith, Undersecretary of Defense for Policy, Senate Armed Services Committee Hearing on the Nuclear Posture Review, February 14, 2002. pdf download

Statement of John A. Gordon Under Secretary for Nuclear Security and Administrator, National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), U. S. Department of Energy, Senate Armed Services Committee Hearing on the Nuclear Posture Review, February 14, 2002. pdf download

Statement of Admiral James O. Ellis, USN, Commander in Chief, United States Strategic Command Senate Armed Services Committee Hearing on the Nuclear Posture Review, February 14, 2002. pdf download
Viewgraph and Glossary of Terms accompanying Statement of Admiral Ellis pdf download
Report to Congress on the Defeat of Hard and Deeply Buried Targets, Submitted by the Secretary of Defense in Conjunction with the Secretary of Energy in response to Section 1044 of the Floyd D. Spence National Defense Authorization Act for the Year 2001, PL 106-398, July 2001. The unclassified content of the report can be found at http://www.nukewatch.org/nwd/HiRes_Report_to_Congress_on_the_Defeat.pdf
This report, which preceded the Nuclear Posture Review, provides additional information on plans to research nuclear weapons with new military capabilities, as well as a summary of programs aimed at increasing conventional weapons capabilities for destroying hard and deeply buried targets.
Statements by Other Governments
Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the United States of America

China Demands Official and More Clear Explanation on US Nuclear Weapon Report 3/12/02

China "Deeply Shocked" Over Pentagon Secret Report: FM Spokesman 3/12/02
Relevant WSLF Publications
Sliding Towards the Brink: More Useable Nuclear Weapons and the Dangerous Illusions of High-Tech War Andrew Lichterman, WSLF information Bulletin, March 2003 pdf download
The Shape of Things to Come: The Nuclear Posture Review, Missile Defense, and the Dangers of a New Arms Race, WSLF Special Report, April, 2002 pdf download
Retreat from Disarmament: the Role of Nuclear Weapons in U.S. Plans for Global Military Dominance, WSLF Information Bulletin, Spring 2002 pdf download
The U.S. Nuclear Posture Review and the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, Issue Brief for NPT Delegates, March 2002 pdf download
Little Nukes Are Good Nukes?
An Interview With Jacqueline Cabasso of Western States Legal Foundation by TomPaine.com
Nuclear Weapons in a Changed World: the Hidden Dangers of the Rush to War, WSLF Emergency Information Bulletin, Fall 2001 pdf download
U.S. Ballistic Missile Defenses, Other High Tech Weapons Programs, and Prospects for Disarmament after September 11, by Andrew M. Lichterman. Paper presented at the Moving Beyond Missile Defense Project Workshop, Shanghai, China, November 30-December 2 2001. pdf download
Looking for New Ways to Use Nuclear Weapons: U.S. Counterproliferation Programs, Weapons Effects Research, and "Mini-Nuke" Development, WSLF Information Bulletin, Winter 2001 pdf download
Fewer But Newer: The Role of Nuclear Weapons in U.S. Plans for Global Military Dominance,WSLF Issue Brief, Summer 2001 pdf download
Newspaper Articles
William M. Arkin, "Secret Plan Outlines the Unthinkable," Los Angeles Times, March 10, 2002
John H. Cushman Jr., “Rattling New Sabers,” New York Times, March 10, 2002
Michael R. Gordon, “U.S. Nuclear Plan Sees New Weapons and New Targets,” New York Times, March 10, 2002
Michael R. Gordon, "Nuclear Arms for Deterrence or Fighting?" New York Times, March 11
Eric Schmitt, “U.S. Tries to Dampen Fear Abroad on Policy, New York Times, March 11, 2002
Michael Wines, “Russia Assails U.S. Stance on Arms Reduction,” New York Times, March 12, 2002
Greg Miller, “Democrats Divide Over Nuclear Plan,” Los Angeles Times, March 13, 2002
Daniel Sneider, "Bush policy on nuclear weapons traced to Cheney after Gulf War," San Jose Mercury News, March 16, 2002
Other Nuclear Posture Review Resources
Natural Resources Defense Council report on the NPR: Faking Nuclear Restraint: The Bush Administration's Secret Plan For Strengthening U.S. Nuclear Forces
William D. Hartung, with Jonathan Reingold, About Face: The Role of the Arms Lobby In the Bush Administration's Radical Reversal of Two Decades of U.S. Nuclear Policy, World Policy Institute, May 2002.
Women's Action for New Directions (WAND) Nuclear Posture Review and New US Nuclear Policies: Articles, Resources and Links
Abolition 2000 Global Network to Eliminate Nuclear Weapons Global Council statement in response to the Nuclear Posture Review
Monterrey Institute of International Studies Charles Ferguson, "Mini-Nuclear Weapons and the U.S. Nuclear Posture Review," Monterrey Institute of International Studies

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