2012 NATO Summit in ChicagoOn May 20-21, 2012, heads of state and governments of NATO member states will convene in Chicago for the 2012 summit to discuss regional and global security challenges. Key items on the summit agenda include a transition plan for NATO forces in Afghanistan after the end of combat in 2014, NATO's defense and security goals, and tactics to enhance NATO partnership with non-member states.
At the summit, member countries will approve the release of the Deterrence and Defense Posture Review (DDPR), which is NATO's review of its military posture. Non-strategic nuclear weapons are a large component of the DDPR, as the United States, Russia and NATO do not disclose how many non-strategic weapons they have or where they are deployed.
Hans M. Kristensen, Director of the Nuclear Information Project, and author of the recently released FAS Special Report, Non-Strategic Nuclear Weapons will speak about the DDPR and the role of non-strategic nuclear weapons in U.S. and Russian military policy, and their use in future arms control agreements in a conference call with FAS members on May 24, 2012 at 2pm ET. To RSVP for the conference call, contact Katie Colten at email@example.com.
For more information on the 2012 NATO Summit, check out these FAS resources and much more on our website.
FAS Blogs and Programs:
2012 NATO Security Summit Policy Page
Strategic Security Blog
Nuclear Information Project
Non-Strategic Nuclear Weapons
From Counterforce to Minimal Deterrence: A New Nuclear Policy on the Path Toward Eliminating Nuclear Weapons
Congressional Research Service Reports:
NATO's Chicago Summit
The United States and Europe: Current Issues
"Surge Recovery" and Next Steps in the War in Afghanistan: In Brief
Afghanistan: Post- Taliban Governance, Security, and U.S. Policy
Missile Defense System
Statement of General James N. Mattis, U.S. Marine Corps (Senate Armed Services Committee)
Debating NATO's Future
Fact Sheet: The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (U.S. Department of State)