GBSD Program — Studies and Reports

The U.S. Air Force’s Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program will modernize the ground-based leg of the nuclear triad. Read key studies and reports about this critical weapon system.

May 2021 – Safety in Diversity:The Strategic Value of ICBMs and the GBSD in the Nuclear Triad
Read the NIPP report here >>

March 2021 – The Downsides of Downsizing: Why the United States Needs Four Hundred ICBMs
Read the brief here >>

March 2021 – Heritage Report: Extending New START Makes U.S. Nuclear Modernization Imperative
Read the Heritage Report here >>

July 2019 – Hudson Institute Report Touts the Advantages of GBSD Program
Read the Hudson Institute news article here >>

February 2019 – NATO’s Nuclear Deterrence: More Important, Yet More Contested (Michael Ruhie, NATO Defense College 2019)
Read NATO’s Nuclear Deterrence article here >>

Fall 2018 – The Case for the U.S. ICBM Force
Read the Strategic Studies Quarterly here >>

Spring 2018 – Defending the Record on US Nuclear Deterrence (Gen Kevin Chilton, Strategic Studies Quarterly)
Read the Strategic Studies Quarterly here >>

April 2018 – Sustaining the U.S. Nuclear Deterrent: The LRSO and GBSD
Read the CSBA report here >>

March 2018 – U.S. Strategic Nuclear Forces: Background, Developments and Issues
Read the Congressional Research Service report here >>

2018 Nuclear Poster Review
Read the NPR here >>

April 2017 – A New Nuclear Review for a New Age (National Institute for Public Policy)
Read the review here >>

January 2017 – America’s Nuclear Backbone: The Value of ICBMs and the New Ground Based Strategic Deterrent
Read the Mitchell Institute Study here >>

2015 – Foreign Nuclear Developments: A Gathering Storm
Read the NIPP report here >>

October 2015 – A Nuclear Strategy and Posture for 2030
Read the CNAS report here >>

August 2015 – The Cost of U.S. Nuclear Forces: From BCA to Bow Wave and Beyond
Read the CSBA report here >>

2014 – The Future of the U.S. Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Force
Read the RAND report here >>

2013 – Minimum Deterrence: Examining the Evidence
Read the NIPP report here >>

December 2013 – The Future of America’s Strategic Deterrent
Read the CSBA report here >>

2010 Nuclear Posture Review
Read the NPR here >>