The final version of the Trump administration’s Nuclear Posture Review will arrive in early February, the Pentagon said Thursday.
Dana White, the chief Department of Defense spokesperson, firmed up the date for the official release in a Pentagon briefing with the press.
The long-awaited review, which leaked out in draft form earlier in January, will lay out the nation’s nuclear arms policy for up to a decade. The leaked document details the administration’s more hawkish approach to nuclear weapon-use and nonproliferation. It includes new warhead work for the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA): one new low-yield warhead for existing submarine-launched ballistic missiles, and possibly one new warhead for a proposed new submarine-launched cruise missile.
At a separate press briefing last Tuesday, an analyst with the Washington-based nonprofit Arms Control Association said sources told that group the government would publish the Nuclear Posture Review on Feb. 2.
Top Pentagon officials briefed the Senate Armed Services Committee on the final review Tuesday in a closed meeting on Capitol Hill.