In this essay, Ford offers some initial reactions to the Obama Administration’s brand-new 2010 Nuclear Posture Review (NPR), focusing specifically upon purported  changes in U.S. declaratory policy regarding the use of nuclear weapons.  The picture, he suggests, may be rather more complex than the media spin would have us believe.  Here is a quick look at U.S. Negative Security Assurances (NSAs) and contemporary declaratory policy ....