Security Spending Analysis Archive
Feb 23, 2015
In Fiscal Year 2016, the programs that comprise the Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation line item have been restructured. The following fact sheet outlines where the FY15 programs can be found in the FY16 request.
Feb 18, 2015
A factsheet to illustrate the president's non-proliferation funding request for Fiscal Year 2016.
Oct 30, 2014
As the House and Senate begin to work behind the scenes to write a final bill of the National Defense Authorization Act, it should take the enclosed seven steps recommended by the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation.
Sep 26, 2014
"As the bill for nuclear weapons grows larger and larger in the coming years, Congress must scrutinize the commitment to keep last century’s nuclear arsenal."
Jun 17, 2014
A summary of the House Appropriations Committee version of the FY 2015 Defense Appropriations Bill.
Apr 30, 2014
A detailed summary of the Long Range Strike Bomber (LRS-B) Program.
Apr 24, 2014
In 2013, the most recent year for which complete data is available, the U.S. approved $600.4 billion in defense budget authority (fiscal year 2014 dollars). This figure includes funding for the Pentagon base budget, Department of Energy-administered nuclear weapons activities, and the war in Afghanistan.
Mar 18, 2014
A summary of the FY 2015 budget request for nuclear weapons replacement and warhead life extension programs.
Feb 21, 2014
A detailed summary of the F-35 “Lightning II” Joint Strike Fighter (JSF)
Jan 15, 2014
"Our nation needs an open dialogue about government spending, especially on U.S. military programs that damage our national security by ballooning the national debt," writes Lt. General Robert Gard & Brig. General John Johns for Roll Call.
Dec 17, 2013
“Congressional leaders are coming to realize that Pentagon spending is coming down as the wars are coming to an end. Smart strategy has to be employed to make sure we reduce spending in the right way,” said Laicie Heeley, director of defense policy at the Center. “In future years, appropriators have to begin to reshape spending to address 21st century threats and not those of the past.”
Dec 17, 2013
A summary and analysis of the final conference version of the Fiscal Year 2014 National Defense Authorization Act.
Dec 11, 2013
“The deal increases funding for a series of critical international and domestic programs,” said Laicie Heeley, the Center’s Director of Defense Policy. “Tragically, the new deal still pours wasted billions into programs that do not enhance the security of the United States or our allies.”
Dec 4, 2013
A detailed summary of the US Army's M1 Abrams Tank.
Dec 4, 2013
A detailed summary of the extensive growth in the number of general and flag officers in the US military in recent years; a trend known as "Star Creep."
Dec 4, 2013
More than one defense source sent the editorial to your correspondent on Tuesday, with Kingston Reif of the Center for Arms Control and Non-proliferation expressing shock to Defense News/Intercepts about the piece’s tone: “WSJ ed board calling out McKeon is a big deal, no?”
Nov 20, 2013
A detailed summary of TRICARE; the US military's civilian healthcare program.
Nov 19, 2013
A detailed summary of the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS).
Nov 4, 2013
"The to-this-point-unsolvable challenge to U.S. missile defenses is their vulnerability to decoys, countermeasures, stealth and confusion from space debris from rocket stage separations; the slow pace of testing; and excessively scripted tests that avoid the realities of battle and impede effective operational capability.
A truly effective missile defense would deal with all these challenges rather than building systems that won’t protect American security," writes Lt. General Robert Gard and Philip Coyle for Roll Call.
Oct 25, 2013
The proposed B61 life extension program is unaffordable, unworkable, and unrealistic writes Kingston Reif in his October column for the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.
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