Statement from Ambassador Haley on the Release of the 2018 U.S. Nuclear Posture Review

February 2, 2018


The 2018 Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) makes sure the United States remains flexible and well prepared for the unique threats we face today. We want to see a world that is free of nuclear weapons, but our nuclear policy needs to be rooted in the reality of the world we live in, where aggressive regimes like North Korea threaten us and our allies with their pursuit of illegal nuclear and ballistic weapons. While we have continued to reduce the size of our nuclear arsenal, countries like Russia and China have moved in the opposite direction. The NPR appropriately addresses the nature of these threats and ensures that the safety and security of the American people remain our top priority.