America's Strategic Posture

The cover of the final report of the Strategic Posture CommissionThe final report of the Congressional Commission on the Strategic Posture of the United States provides over one hundred findings and recommendations on critical issues related to U.S. nuclear strategy.  Key themes on which recommendations are focused include (1) challenges and opportunities inherent in the current security environment; (2) the roles, functions, and projection of U.S. nuclear forces, including missile defense; (3) the safety, security, and reliability of the nuclear stockpile; (4) the state of the nuclear weapons complex; (5) arms control and nonproliferation; and (6) additional steps for the prevention of proliferation and the protection against nuclear use.

Download a PDF of the Executive Summary (164 KB)

Download a PDF of the Full Report of the Strategic Posture Commission (1.5 MB)


The Interim Report of the Strategic Posture Commission

On December 15, 2008, the Congressional Commission on the Strategic Posture of the United States submitted an interim report to members of the U.S. House and Senate Armed Services Committees. The interim report summarizes the Commission’s activities since it began its work in spring 2008 and reiterates its commitment to deliver a final report in the spring of 2009.

Download a PDF version of the Interim Report (172 KB)