Deputy Secretary General in Oslo: NATO’s nuclear capability helps to preserve peace, prevent coercion, deter aggression

  • 09 Sep. 2019 -
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  • Last updated: 10 Sep. 2019 08:00

Speaking at the Oslo Nuclear Forum on Monday (9 September 2019), NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller highlighted the unique role played by nuclear weapons in the Alliance’s deterrence posture. She stressed that “NATO maintains full political control over nuclear decision-making”, explaining that “the fundamental purpose of NATO’s nuclear capability is to preserve peace, prevent coercion, and deter aggression”.