Nuclear weapons: experts alarmed by new Pentagon ‘war-fighting’ doctrine

Senior Policy Director Alexandra Bell spoke to The Guardian about a Pentagon document made public in error touting nuclear weapons.

Alexandra Bell, a former state department arms control official said: “This seems to be another instance of this administration being both tone-deaf and disorganised.”

Bell, now senior policy director at the Centre for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, added: “Posting a document about nuclear operations and then promptly deleting it shows a lack of messaging discipline and a lack of strategy. Further, at a time of rising nuclear tensions, casually postulating about the potential upsides of a nuclear attack is obtuse in the extreme.” Read more