Modernizing U.S. Nuclear Strategy, Force Structure and Posture
May 16, 2012 2:24 PM Subscribe
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The nuclear-disarmament group Global Zero
a report proposing a ten-year plan for the United States and Russia to reduce their arsenals below 900 warheads each, well below the New START
treaty limits of 1,550 deployed
warheads each by 2018. Implementation is unlikely
in an election year.
Global Zero's plan would also dismantle all of the Air Force's land-based ICBMs and remove remaining nuclear forces from "alert" status, disabling the ability to launch a massive strike within minutes. The primary author, retired four-star General James Cartwright, led the U.S. Strategic Command
(the unified combatant command for all American nuclear forces) from 2004 to 2007.
Read the full report here (26-page PDF).