US FOIA documents

The Nuclear Strategy Project


The US nuclear posture has undergone considerable reform in the first decade following the end of the Cold War. The number of nuclear weapons has been reduced, the remaining weapons upgraded, and the infrastructure that supports nuclear war planning has been modernized to make the nuclear posture relevant to the post-Cold War world.

The US Congress has asked the Pentagon to complete a nuclear posture review by December 2001. Most of this review, however, will take place in classified hearings and working groups with little or no chance for the public to participate. In order to facilitate a better understanding of how nuclear war planning occurs in the post-Cold War era, and to empower the public’s participation in the debate and analysis of what the future role of US nuclear weapons should be, the Nautilus Instutute makes available the following categories of documents and analyses relating to US nuclear planning:

Force structure studies (forthcoming)
Advisory groups (forthcoming)
The Single Integrated Operational Plan (forthcoming)
The Strategic War Planning System (forthcoming)
Nuclear Posture Review (forthcoming)
Strategic submarine operations (forthcoming)
Strategic bomber documents (forthcoming)
Non-strategic nuclear forces (forthcoming)
Nuclear exercises (forthcoming)
Guidance and instructions (forthcoming)
China in US nuclear war planning (forthcoming)
Reports and articles

Prepared by Hans M. Kristensen. Research for this project was funded by the The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and Ploughshares Fund.