The long-awaited review of the United States nuclear posture has reached its final stage, with the White House taking ownership of an executive summary and preparing for a public release in several weeks' time.
Two senior administration officials, Derek Chollet of the State Department's Office of Policy Planning and Jim Miller, the Defense Department's principal deputy undersecretary for policy, submitted an executive summary of the Nuclear Posture Review after a meeting last Friday.
It also hopes to have finally completed a revision of the START follow-on treaty with Russia. A final sticking point: Russia has mobile missile launchers, and the U.S. wants regular data exchanges to determine where they are; Russia doesn't want to give the U.S. this data (which they assume the U.S. would intercept via technical collection methods anyway).
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