Bi-Weekly Geopolitical Report – Rebirth of US Nuclear Deterrence (March 11, 2024)

by Daniel Ortwerth, CFA & Patrick Fearon-Hernandez, CFA | PDF

Fifteen years ago, a revolution in United States national security policy began very quietly.  It occurred within a subject we have recently addressed in this forum and that is re-emerging as a hot topic of discussion in national security circles after a long hiatus: deterrence, and specifically the unique role of nuclear weaponry as the preeminent deterrent force.  This report uses the timeline and key events of the last 15 years to illustrate the current modernization program for the US military’s nuclear enterprise and to examine how it relates to today’s global geopolitical landscape.  The report concludes with a discussion of the program’s implications for investors.

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