Thursday, November 3, 2022

“Any nuclear attack by North Korea against the United States or its Allies and partners is unacceptable and will result in the end of that regime. There is no scenario in which the Kim regime could employ nuclear weapons and survive.”
– 2022 Nuclear Posture Review –

Every U.S. President since Bill Clinton has issued a policy statement known as the Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) in an attempt to articulate the purpose of the U.S. nuclear weapons arsenal. A great deal might be said about the NPR, yet one striking feature is worth noting: its brief, unambiguous statement regarding North Korean aggression. Private sector strategists and scenario planners can take a lesson from this language when building plans as this statement is the ultimate “If this, then that.” So, as you draft your plans for next year, ask yourself this question: What non-negotiable scenario responses should we consider when crafting our strategy and how might we concisely articulate our possible action(s)?

Stay safe. Stay healthy. Be strong. Lead well.