USA: Nuclear Weapons:Written question - HL6250

Q
Asked by Lord Judd
Asked on: 12 March 2018
Ministry of Defence
USA: Nuclear Weapons
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of (1) the effect of the US nuclear posture review plans to "strengthen the integration of nuclear and non-nuclear military planning", and (2) how those plans will affect UK nuclear planning with NATO.
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Answered by: Earl Howe
Answered on: 20 March 2018

The UK welcomes the recent US Nuclear Posture Review which is largely a continuation of current policy, whilst recognising the reality of the changed security environment since the last review in 2010. Crucially, it reaffirms the continued US commitment to Euro-Atlantic security through NATO. The US review does not affect the UK's continued nuclear deterrent commitment to NATO, nor does it impact on our support to NATO's planning processes.

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