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Release No: 046-09
June 02, 2009

Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) Fact Sheet Available

The 2009 NPR Terms of Reference fact sheet is now available on DefenseLink.


The NPR will establish U.S. nuclear deterrence policy, strategy, and force posture for the next five to 10 years and provide a basis for the negotiation of a follow-on agreement to the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty.  The NPR Terms of Reference were signed by Secretary of Defense Robert Gates on May 13, 2009.


The NPR is legislatively-mandated under the National Defense Authorization Act of Fiscal Year 2008, Sec. 1070 (Public Law 110-181).  The NPR will be submitted to Congress concurrently with the Quadrennial Defense Review.  Previous NPRs were conducted in 1994, and 2002.


The fact sheet is available at: http://www.defenselink.mil/news/d20090602NPR.pdf .

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