Why Nuclear Deterrence Still Matters to NATO

On the Atlantic Council website, AHS speaker Matthew Kroenig argues that nuclear deterrence will remain a crucial part of NATO defense policy for the foreseeable future:

"Over the past two decades, nuclear weapons have been deemphasized in NATO planning, but this should not be interpreted to mean that the Alliance has abandoned the core principle that a nuclear attack will meet a nuclear response, or that NATO will not retain the necessary means to deliver such a response."