No-First Use of Nuclear Weapons: A Policy Assessment

January, 2021
IDA document: P-20513
FFRDC: Systems and Analyses Center
Type: Documents
Division: Strategy, Forces and Resources Division
William A. Chambers, Caroline R. Milne, Rhiannon T. Hutton, Heather W. Williams See more authors
IDA illustrates how a significant reduction in the long-standing level of strategic ambiguity in U.S. declaratory policy regarding the potential employment of nuclear weapons might impact U.S. force posture, the views of U.S. allies, the views of U.S. adversaries and the risk of miscalculation, and nuclear nonproliferation.