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USA: Nuclear Weapons

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN HL6250, tabled on 12 March 2018

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.

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.