The Department of Defense (DoD) recently released its 2023 Strategy for Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD), rescinding and replacing the CWMD strategy last issued in 2014. Expanding on the 2022 National Defense Strategy, the 2023 CWMD strategy focuses on defending the American homeland from WMD attack, deterring WMD use against the United States and its allies and partners, enabling U.S. forces to operate and prevail in a WMD environment, and preventing new WMD threats in an environment complicated by emerging WMD threats.
On October 18, Brookings hosted an event to share key highlights from the 2023 CWMD Strategy. Assistant Secretary of Defense John F. Plumb provided an overview of the strategy, followed by a panel discussion and questions from the audience.
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