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Title: Integrating nuclear weapons stockpile management and nuclear arms control to enable significant stockpile reductions

Abstract

In his 2009 Prague speech and the 2010 Nuclear Posture Review, President Barack Obama committed the United States to take concrete steps toward nuclear disarmament while maintaining a safe, secure, and effective nuclear deterrent. There is an inherent tension between these two goals that is best addressed through improved integration of nuclear weapons objectives with nuclear arms control objectives. This article reviews historical examples of the interaction between the two sets of objectives, develops a framework for analyzing opportunities for future integration, and suggests specific ideas that could benefit the nuclear weapons enterprise as it undergoes transformation and that could make the future enterprise compatible with a variety of arms control futures.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1124237
Report Number(s):
SAND2010-2987J
Journal ID: ISSN 1073-6700; 492885
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Nonproliferation Review; Journal Volume: 17; Journal Issue: 3; Related Information: Proposed for publication in TBD.
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE; 98 NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT, SAFEGUARDS, AND PHYSICAL PROTECTION

Citation Formats

Sanders, Lani Miyoshi, DeLand, Sharon M., and Pregenzer, Arian L.. Integrating nuclear weapons stockpile management and nuclear arms control to enable significant stockpile reductions. United States: N. p., 2010. Web. doi:10.1080/10736700.2010.516997.
Sanders, Lani Miyoshi, DeLand, Sharon M., & Pregenzer, Arian L.. Integrating nuclear weapons stockpile management and nuclear arms control to enable significant stockpile reductions. United States. doi:10.1080/10736700.2010.516997.
Sanders, Lani Miyoshi, DeLand, Sharon M., and Pregenzer, Arian L.. Mon . "Integrating nuclear weapons stockpile management and nuclear arms control to enable significant stockpile reductions". United States. doi:10.1080/10736700.2010.516997.
@article{osti_1124237,
title = {Integrating nuclear weapons stockpile management and nuclear arms control to enable significant stockpile reductions},
author = {Sanders, Lani Miyoshi and DeLand, Sharon M. and Pregenzer, Arian L.},
abstractNote = {In his 2009 Prague speech and the 2010 Nuclear Posture Review, President Barack Obama committed the United States to take concrete steps toward nuclear disarmament while maintaining a safe, secure, and effective nuclear deterrent. There is an inherent tension between these two goals that is best addressed through improved integration of nuclear weapons objectives with nuclear arms control objectives. This article reviews historical examples of the interaction between the two sets of objectives, develops a framework for analyzing opportunities for future integration, and suggests specific ideas that could benefit the nuclear weapons enterprise as it undergoes transformation and that could make the future enterprise compatible with a variety of arms control futures.},
doi = {10.1080/10736700.2010.516997},
journal = {Nonproliferation Review},
number = 3,
volume = 17,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Nov 01 00:00:00 EDT 2010},
month = {Mon Nov 01 00:00:00 EDT 2010}
}