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Finalizing the FY 2015 National Defense Authorization (NDAA): Key Issues for Congress

Oct 30, 2014

Finalizing the FY 2015 National Defense Authorization (NDAA): Key Issues for Congress

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.


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Dec 1, 2014

National Interest Publishes Article on Minimal-Deterrence by Lt. Gen Robert Gard and Greg Terryn

"The United States’ overstocked nuclear arsenal addresses a threat that no longer exists, and instead results in elevated risks with no added value."

Nov 18, 2014

John Isaacs on Huffington Post Live

Watch John Isaacs give his analysis of Defense Secretary Hagel's recent $1.5 billion proposal to repair the U.S. nuclear enterprise on HuffPost Live.

Nov 15, 2014

Wall Street Journal Quotes Angela Canterbury on Pentagon's Announcement to Upgrade Nuclear Forces

Council Executive Director Angela Canterbury was quoted in the Wall Street Journal with her analysis of a press conference Friday by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, who announced his $1.5 billion plans to upgrade U.S. nuclear forces.

Oct 25, 2014 Quotes Angela Canterbury on the Cost of Nuclear Weapons Modernizations

Commenting on Obama's plans to modernize the U.S. nuclear weapons arsenal, Angela Canterbury calls for more sensible plans that cut costs and unnecessary nuclear weapons.

Oct 18, 2014

LA Times Quotes Phil Coyle on Obama's Plans to Rebuild the US Nuclear Arsenal

"It sends the wrong message to the rest of the world," said Center Board Member Phil Coyle to the LA Times. Coyle said Obama's current plan to rebuild the US nuclear arsenal violates the administration's earlier pledge against developing new nuclear weapons.

Sep 30, 2014

Letter to House and Senate Armed Services Committee Members

Angela Canterbury, Executive Director at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, signed onto a letter urging congressional Armed Service Committees to consider changes to nuclear-weapons related provisions in the National Defense Authorization Act.

Sep 26, 2014

Defense One Publishes Article on Nuclear Spending By Angela Canterbury and Kingston Reif

"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."

Aug 21, 2014

The Air Force can’t hide from the cost of nuclear weapons

Rebuilding the Air Force’s current suite of nuclear forces won’t come cheaply, writes Kingston Reif.

Aug 14, 2014

Real Clear Defense Publishes Article on Nuclear Weapons Policy and Spending by Kingston Reif

"Fortunately, the United States can guarantee its security and that of its allies in a more fiscally sustainable manner by continuing to pursue further reductions in U.S. nuclear forces and scaling back current modernization plans," writes Kingston Reif.

Jun 17, 2014

Summary of the House Appropriations Committee version of the Fiscal Year 2015 Defense Appropriations Bill

A summary of the House Appropriations Committee version of the FY 2015 Defense Appropriations Bill.

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.

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.

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