Nuclear deterrence today

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Jessica Cox, a Sam Nunn Nunn School of International Affairs alumna who serves as the director of Nuclear Policy at NATO, wrote “Nuclear deterrence today” on NATO Review.

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At the height of the Cold War, the United States deployed approximately 7,300 nuclear weapons in Europe providing extended deterrence and security guarantees to NATO Allies. Today, the number of US nuclear weapons deployed in Europe in support of NATO has been reduced by 90 per cent since the end of the Cold War. Between 1991 and 1993 alone, the United States removed around 3,000 nuclear weapons from Europe. Between 2000 and 2010, the United States continued to reduce the number of nuclear weapons deployed in Europe and consolidated them at fewer bases. That limited posture remains the same to this day.

Read the piece on the NATO Review.

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Center for International Strategy, Technology, and Policy (CISTP), Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs

NATO, nuclear deterrence
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