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.
All Legislation Analysis Articles
Dec 10, 2014
With the budget to fund the government set to expire on December 11th, the House filed a 1600 page Omnibus Appropriations Bill on December 9th, with votes in both chambers expected December 10th. The following summary provides an analysis of the Bill's appropriations for the Department of Defense and for defense programs that live within the Department of Energy.
Nov 4, 2014
The International Business Times cited National Advisory Board member Ed Levine's analysis of the Kirk-Menendez bill, which could derail diplomacy with Iran over it's nuclear program by creating obstacles to relieving Iran from sanctions.
Aug 15, 2014
A summary and analysis of the FY 2015 Senate Appropriations Committee Energy and Water Bill and report.
Jul 14, 2014
Edward Levine, who provided trenchant analysis of the Menendez-Kirk bill last year, comments on the new Iran letter being circulated by Senators Menendez and Graham.
Jun 17, 2014
A summary of the House Appropriations Committee version of the FY 2015 Defense Appropriations Bill.
Jan 10, 2014
If enacted, the new Menendez-Kirk Iran sanctions bill risks ending the international sanctions regime and leading either to a nuclear-armed Iran or to a war in which U.S. armed forces might well be active participants, writes Center National Advisory Board Member Edward Levine.
Dec 17, 2013
A summary and analysis of the final conference version of the Fiscal Year 2014 National Defense Authorization Act.
Jun 11, 2013
Kingston Reif analyzes the key nuclear weapons, nonproliferation, and missile defense provisions in the House Armed Services Committee Version of the Fiscal Year 2014 Defense Authorization Bill.
Dec 20, 2012
A detailed analysis and overview of the Conference version of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
Aug 3, 2012
A brief summary and analysis of the Senate Appropriations Committee Version of the FY 2013 Defense Appropriations Bill.
Jul 20, 2012
An analysis of House floor action on the FY 2013 Defense Appropriations Bill.
Jul 11, 2012
On May 17, the House Appropriations Committee approved the fiscal year 2013 Defense Appropriations bill by voice vote. The bill, which may come up on the House floor the week of July 16, provides $519.2 billion in non-war funding, an increase of $1.1 billion over the fiscal year 2012 level and $3.1 billion above the President’s request. The bill also contains $88.5 billion for Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO), or war funding.
Jun 15, 2012
As was the case last year, the Senate Armed Services Committee does not impose policy or funding limitations on New START implementation or future changes to US nuclear policy, posture, and force size, writes Kingston Reif in this new analysis.
May 25, 2012
The House version of the FY 2013 National Defense Authorization Act provides $554 billion for national defense (function 050). The bill's policy provisions on nuclear weapons and missile defense didn't improve on the House floor, writes Kingston Reif.
May 21, 2012
Republicans on the House Armed Services Committee are still stuck in the Cold War write Lt. Gen. Robert Gard (USA) and Kingston Reif in an Op-Ed in AOL Defense.
May 10, 2012
If you thought last year’s House version of the defense bill was bad, this year’s iteration is even more extreme writes Kingston Reif.
May 3, 2012
Senate and House appropriators deserve credit for prioritizing core nuclear material security and nonproliferation programs in their versions of the FY 2013 Energy and Water bill, writes Kingston Reif in this new analysis.
May 3, 2012
The week of April 23, the House and Senate approved their versions of the FY13 Energy and Water Appropriations Bills. Additionally, the mark up for the Defense Authorization Bill was also approved in subcommittee. Click here to hear three Center staff members parse through the appropriations mark ups and explain what it means for non-proliferation funding, missile defense and nuclear weapons provisions.
Mar 20, 2012
Council Board Member, Colonel Richard Klass (USAF, ret), wrote an opinion piece for the Christian Science Monitorentitled, "Senate resolution on Iran may be bipartisan, but it could lead to war," which was published on March 28, 2012.
Feb 15, 2012
Rep. Michael Turner (R-OH) argues that the FY 2013 budget request does not provide enough money for the National Nuclear Security Administration's (NNSA) nuclear weapons programs. But not only did Turner lose this funding battle when Congress passed the Budget Control Act, but preventing the reductions required by New START would undermine U.S. security, writes Kingston Reif in this new analysis.