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Pentagon updates US Nuclear Posture Review

Pentagon spokesperson Dana White

Washington, Feb 3 (UITV/IANS) - The US Defense Ministry has published the 2018 Nuclear Posture Review (NPR), the guiding principle for the future US policy seeking enhanced nuclear deterrent which is already the world's most powerful.

"The United States now faces a more diverse and advanced nuclear-threat environment than ever before, with considerable dynamism in potential adversaries' development and deployment programs for nuclear weapons and delivery systems," the document claimed on Friday, Xinhua news agency reported.

The comprehensive report, which is largely in line with the 2010 review done by the Obama administration, reaffirms commitments to non-proliferation treaties but emphasizes the need to enhance capabilities to match with Russia, showing supports for US nuclear modernisation projects.

The review requires an "investment in a credible nuclear deterrent with diverse capabilities," chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana White said one day before its publication.

The review, aligned with the National Defense Strategy and the National Security Strategy, came nearly one year after US President Donald Trump signed an executive order directing the review.