Nuclear Use Authority
There is no more consequential decision for a president than ordering a nuclear strike. Once launched, a nuclear-armed missile cannot be recalled or aborted. Today, the strategic environment and threats that could lead to the use of a nuclear weapon have changed from the Cold War, yet much of U.S. policy with respect to nuclear use authority remains grounded in that past era, increasing the risk of an accident or a mistake.
Statement from Ernest J. Moniz and Sam Nunn on Nuclear Use Authority
The President and Nuclear Weapons: Authorities, Limits, and Process
Assessing and Managing the Benefits and Risks of Artificial Intelligence in Nuclear-Weapon Systems
NTI Seminar: A Stable Nuclear Future? Autonomous Systems, Artificial Intelligence and Strategic Stability with UPenn’s Michael C. Horowitz
More News and Analysis on Nuclear Weapons Programs, Policy, and Deterrence
The Failsafe Review
Modern technologies like cyber are introducing new risks to nuclear systems and underscore the need and urgency of conducting a new failsafe review.
NTI Resources on the War in Ukraine
As the war in Ukraine continues, destroying cities and causing the worst humanitarian crisis in Europe in a generation, NTI’s policy experts are fanning out across the news media to discuss the implications of Putin’s actions
New Video Breaks Down the Cyber-Nuclear Threat
A new video featuring national security expert Richard A. Clarke explains the cyber-nuclear threat and why we should all be worried about hackers gaining access to our nuclear weapon systems.
NTI Statement on the 2022 Nuclear Posture Review
"The NPR sets the right course by emphasizing dialogue and diplomacy, aiming to reduce the role of nuclear weapons in national security strategy."
NTI Statement on Vladimir Putin’s Nuclear Threats
NATO and the West must continue to respond with steady determination and resolve to push back on reckless Russian threats.