Drive the capability to prevent, protect against, and respond to weapons of mass destruction threats
A world safe from nuclear, chemical, and biological threats
“There is no greater threat to the American people than weapons of mass destruction, particularly the danger posed by the pursuit of nuclear weapons by violent extremists and their proliferation to additional states.”
National Security Strategy, May 2010
NCB Relevant Releases
President Signs the “Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2012” and the “National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012”
President Obama signed into law H.R. 2055, the “Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2012” on December 23, 2011. On December 31, 2011, the President signed H.R. 1540, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012, into law.
President Signs FY 2011 National Defense Authorization Act
On January 7, 2011, President Obama signed the Ike Skelton National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011 into law. Among the provisions in the act was a reorganization of the Office of the Secretary of Defense which resulted in the redesignation of the Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Nuclear and Chemical and Biological Defense Programs as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Defense Programs.
NATO Releases New Strategic Concept to Serve as Roadmap for Alliance Operations for the Next Ten Years
During the November 2010 Lisbon Summit, NATO leaders adopted a new Strategic Concept for the organization, which will serve as the Alliance’s roadmap for the next ten years. Among other assertions, the document states that, “Deterrence, based on an appropriate mix of nuclear and conventional capabilities, remains a core element of [the Alliance’s] overall strategy…As long as nuclear weapons exist, NATO will remain a nuclear alliance.”