A Competitive Strategies Approach to Defining U.S. Nuclear Strategy and Posture for 2025–2050
Project Atom is a forward-looking, “blue-sky” review of U.S. nuclear strategy and posture in a 2025-2050 world in which nuclear weapons are still necessary. The report highlights and addresses the current deficit in national security attention paid to the continued relevance and importance of U.S. nuclear strategy and force posture, provides a new open-source baseline for understanding the nuclear strategies of other countries, and offers a credible, intellectually tested, and nonpartisan range of options for the United States to consider in revising its own nuclear strategy.
Clark A. Murdock
Former Senior Adviser (Non-resident), International Security Program
Senior Fellow, International Security Program and Director, Missile Defense Project