Don’t expect the rollout of the Obama Administration’s nuclear posture review for several weeks, according to defense and Capitol Hill sources. Officially, the Defense Department is still saying that it will deliver the NPR to Congress this month. But it didn’t meet the March 1 target date set at the end of December for submittal of this document, which will establish US nuclear weapons policy for years to come. “The Administration has concluded that additional time is required to finalize the report and prepare its presentation to Congress and the public,” a Pentagon spokesman told the Daily Report Wednesday. This representative added, “As the NPR nears completion, the report will be carefully reviewed by senior officials and the President.”
In a nighttime ceremony contrived to continue concealment of many of its features, the new B-21 bomber rolled out of Northrop Grumman's Palmdale, Calif. plant Dec. 2. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said the aircraft's advanced technology represents "deterrence, the American way."