From Counterforce to Minimal Deterrence: A New Nuclear Policy on the Path Toward Eliminating Nuclear Weapons17 September 2010
The white paper details how the US plans for nuclear weapons to be used, and suggests fundamental changes to current war plans, and the process of how these are formulated and implemented.
The paper describes the layers of bureaucracy between the president and those who develop the plans for nuclear weapon deployment to show how easily a president's intentions can be co-opted and diffused.
The paper also examines in detail the steps towards achieving zero nuclear weapons.
From Counterforce to Minimal Deterrence: A New Nuclear Policy on the Path Toward Eliminating Nuclear Weapons