KEY HOUSE COMMITTEE ELIMINATES FUNDING FOR NEW NUCLEAR WEAPON The House Appropriations Committee rejected $15 million in funding for the Trump-proposed, Biden-requested new nuclear sea-launched cruise missile (SLCM-N) in their fiscal year 2022 spending bills that passed out of committee last week. Read more about the SLCM-N in our new Center factsheet. THE BALL IS […]
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THANKFUL TO CELEBRATE JUNETEENTH TODAY The Center is thankful to President Joe Biden and a bipartisan majority in Congress for finally declaring today, Juneteenth, a federal holiday. Although there has been progress in the 156 years since the last enslaved Americans were freed, there is still much to do for all Americans to share equally […]
JOHN ERATH HIRED AS SENIOR POLICY DIRECTOR The Center and Council are pleased to welcome new Senior Policy Director John Erath, a 30-year State Department veteran. Erath spent much of his time at the State Department working on arms control and non-proliferation issues, and writes that he is excited to return to the field full time because he […]
CHINA IS NOT THE NEW SOVIET UNION China has become the new Soviet Union strawman for advocates of bigger military budgets. But there’s one big difference between China and the former Soviet Union: while the Soviet military and nuclear arsenal were a fair match for the United States, China’s simply aren’t. By many measures, it’s […]
NEW START AGREEMENT EXTENDED THROUGH 2026 On February 3, the United States and Russia extended New START (New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty) for five years. This extension limits the U.S. and Russian nuclear arsenals for another five years, encouraging transparency and verification measures. As Executive Director John Tierney told Newsweek, “Every day that New START is in force […]