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Remarks at Stimson Center Event on the Nuclear Weapons Budget

Jun 6, 2012

Remarks at Stimson Center Event on the Nuclear Weapons Budget

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."

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Mar 18, 2014

Fact Sheet: FY 2015 Budget Request for Replacement Nuclear Delivery Systems and Warhead Life Extension Programs

A summary of the FY 2015 budget request for nuclear weapons replacement and warhead life extension programs.

Mar 3, 2014

In the Shadow of the Nuclear Modernization Mountain, Nuclear Weapons Budget Ripe for Savings

It would be puzzling if the Pentagon shields nuclear weapons from the chopping block in its budget request, writes Kingston Reif.

Jan 15, 2014

FY 2014 Omnibus Appropriations Summary and Analysis

A summary of final FY 2014 appropriations for national security spending, nuclear weapons, nonproliferation, and missile defense.

Dec 17, 2013

Analysis of the FY 2014 National Defense Authorization Bill, H.R. 3304

A summary and analysis of the final conference version of the Fiscal Year 2014 National Defense Authorization Act.

Oct 25, 2013

Pentagon pushes for billions to refurbish nuclear bombs

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.

Sep 24, 2013

Navy Tries a Budget Sleight-of-Hand to Pay for Ballistic Missile Submarines

The enormous cost to recapitalize America’s fleet of ballistic missile submarines should not be swept under the rug by budget games, writes Kingston Reif in this new analysis.

Aug 22, 2013

Fact Sheet: New START and Nuclear Modernization Funding

An assessment of the claim that the President has broken a commitment to the Senate to modernize the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile.

Aug 14, 2013

Blown Opportunity: The Folly of Exempting Nuclear Weapons from Sequestration

The Pentagon says it is exempting nuclear weapons from sequestration. This is a terrible idea, writes Kingston Reif in this new analysis.

Aug 2, 2013

Fact Sheet: The B61 Life Extension Program

Information on the National Nuclear Security Administration’s $10 billion B61 nuclear weapon Life Extension Program.

May 21, 2013

It's smart to scale back nuclear weapons spending

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

LTE: Fewer nukes make financial, strategic sense

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. General Gard Appears on The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann Discussing Pentagon Spending

Lt. Gen. Gard was featured on The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann reaching more than 50 million US homes.

Dec 20, 2012

Analysis of the Conference Version of the FY 2013 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)

A detailed analysis and overview of the Conference version of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

Dec 18, 2012

Lt. General Gard Appears on David Pakman Show Discussing Pentagon Spending

Lt. Gen. Gard was featured on The David Pakman Show, syndicated in more than 150 markets.

Dec 13, 2012

Lt. General Robert G. Gard, Jr. Discusses Reshaping Pentagon Spending with Ian Masters

"We are acquiring large numbers of weapons even before we finish testing them."

Dec 12, 2012

Generals: Get Real and Cut Pentagon Spending

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

The Triad Is Not The Trinity: A Response To Gen. Chambers

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

Rebalancing Our National Security: The Benefits of Implementing a Unified Security Budget

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

Missile Defense Spending is Going to Stagnate

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

Quick Analysis of the Senate Appropriations Committee’s Fiscal Year 2013 Defense Appropriations Bill

A brief summary and analysis of the Senate Appropriations Committee Version of the FY 2013 Defense Appropriations Bill.

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