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The decision to employ nuclear weapons requires the authority of _________.

The President

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Based upon knowledge of enemy force strength and disposition; number, yields, and types of weapons available; and status/disposition of friendly forces at the time.

Planning

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Considers characteristics and limitations of the nulear forces available, and seeks to optimize both the survivability and combat effectiveness of these forces.

Employment Planning

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National Security Presidential Directives (NSPD), DOD Nuclear Weapons Employment Guide (NUWEP), and Joint Staff Nuclear Supplment to the Joint Strategy Capabilities Plan (JSCP) comprise _________.

Nuclear Employment Documents

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Nuclear weapons employment guidance document.

National Security Presidential Directives

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Who is the authority for the National Security Presidential Directives (NSPD)

The President

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Plan for weapon quantities, both production and retirement.

Nuclear Weapons Stockpile Plan (NWSP)

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Who is the authority for the Nuclear Weapons Stockpile Plan (NWSP)?

President

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Amplifying guidance on nuclear weapon use.

Nuclear Weapons Employment Policy (NUWEP)

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Who is the authority for the Nuclear Weapons Employment Policy (NUWEP)?

Secretary of Defense

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Amplifying guidance to the Nuclear Weapons Employment Plan (NUWEP)

Joint Strategic Capabilities Plan - Nucear (JSCP-N) Supplement

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Who is the authority for the Joint Strategic Capabilities Plan - Nucear (JSCP-N) Supplement?

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs

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Nuclear weapon plans in support of theater objectives

Operational Plans

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Who is the authority for Operational Plans?

Combatant Commanders

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DOD Stockpile planning projections

Requirements and Planning Document (RPD)

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Who is the authority for the Requirements and Planning Document (RPD)?

Nuclear Weapons Council

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Comprised of non-nuclear and nuclear; active and passive defenses; and infrastructure.

Triad Elements

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Long-range precision-guided conventional weapons and their means of delivery; and offensive information operations.

Non-Nuclear Strike Capabilities

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Strategic nuclear forces (ICBMs, SLBMs, and bombers); short-range, nuclear-capable, strike aircraft; and nuclear-armed cruise missiles, launched from attack submarines.

Nuclear Strike Capabilities

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Intercept ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, and strike aircraft.

Active Defenses

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Concealment, hardening, redundancy, warning, dispersal, mobility, and other measures.

Passive Defenses

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Counter attacks on critical information systems

Defensive Information Operations

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Aggregate of labs, plants, workforce, nuclear weapons complexes, and defense industrial base.

Infrastructure

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Is held together by Command and Control (C2), Intelligence, and Planning

The New Triad

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The decision to employ nuclear weapons requires the authority of?

The President

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Knowledge of enemy force strength, types of weapons available, and status/disposition of friendly forces best describes?

Nuclear Employment Planning Factors

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Who is the authority for the requirements and planning document used for DOD stockpiles planning projections?

Nuclear Weapons Council

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Who is the authority for national security directives used for nuclear weapons employment?

President

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Capabilities include non-kinetic and conventional strike capabilities, integrated ballistic and cruise missile defenses, a responsive infrastructure, robust C2 systems, and advanced intelligence adaptive planning systems.

The New Triad

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Nuclear employment is best summarized as the authority, planning, documents, and planning & employment factors that include?

President, Secretary of Defense, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Combatant Commanders.