Nuclear Weapons Spending
Jun 6, 2012
Remarks by Kingston Reif at a June 5 event hosted by the Stimson Center to discuss the release of a new report published by Stimson's Budgeting for Foreign Affairs and Defense Program titled "Resolving Ambiguity: Costing Nuclear Weapons."
All Nuclear Weapons Spending Articles
May 21, 2013
Two Republican Senators think the United States should protect nuclear weapons outlays at all costs. They're wrong, writes Kingston Reif in his May column for the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.
Feb 21, 2013
Reducing the size of the arsenal makes both strategic and fiscal sense, writes Kingston Reif in a letter to the editor published in The Baltimore Sun.
Jan 2, 2013
Lt. Gen. Gard was featured on The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann reaching more than 50 million US homes.
Dec 20, 2012
A detailed analysis and overview of the Conference version of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
Dec 18, 2012
Lt. Gen. Gard was featured on The David Pakman Show, syndicated in more than 150 markets.
Dec 13, 2012
"We are acquiring large numbers of weapons even before we finish testing them."
Dec 12, 2012
Too often, the Pentagon spending debate is ensnared in the outmoded ideology of past wars and driven by legions of lobbyists for parochial interests in the military-industrial complex.
Nov 16, 2012
A recent op-ed by Major General William Chambers overstates the benefits of nuclear weapons without taking into account their significant costs, writes Kingston Reif in AOL Defense.
Oct 31, 2012
Kingston Reif served on the Center for American Progress' Task Force for a Unified Security Budget, contributing research on nuclear material security and non-proliferation funding to a new report.
Aug 17, 2012
A close examination of the Pentagon's budget data suggests that spending on missile defense is likely to hold steady, which raises some interesting trends and tradeoffs writes Benjamin Loehrke in this new analysis.
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.
Jun 8, 2012
“While the authorizers are trying to keep [the] CMRR [nuclear facility] afloat, both Senate and … House appropriators agree that the facility is unaffordable now and not needed now, since a cheaper alternative to maintaining essential plutonium capabilities exists,” Reif told GSN on Thursday.
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 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.
Feb 22, 2012
Lt. General Gard's op-ed "Reason over Relics: Restructuring our Nuclear Force" was originally published in The Hill's Congress Blog on February 22, 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.
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