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Nuclear Posture Review
The Nuclear Posture Review is a legislatively-mandated review that establishes U.S. nuclear policy, strategy, capabilities and force posture for the next five to ten years.

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U.S. Declassifies Nuclear Stockpile Details to Promote Transparency

The United States released newly declassified details about its nuclear stockpile today, including significant progress made in dismantling warheads, in an effort to promote transparency and help stem nuclear proliferation. Story

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Gates Discusses New Nuclear Posture, U.S. Relations With Karzai

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Rollout Briefing Part I

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President Barack Obama speaking at a podium

The President in Prague, April 5, 2009

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