PENTAGON BUDGET BATTLE RAGES ON CAPITOL HILL The House and Senate are in the process of considering the FY21 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), making plans for how to spend roughly $740 billion of your dollars. In the House version of the NDAA, a variety of amendments will be considered, including those that would: Prohibit […]
The Big Red Button
Senior Policy Director Alexandra Bell and Program Coordinator Abigail Stowe-Thurston were guests on the Why It Matters podcast discussing the fact that a U.S. president can launch a first-strike nuclear attack at any time and, according to the law, does not need to seek advice first.
Press the Button: The Impeachment Edition
Program Coordinator Abigail Stowe-Thurston was a guest on the Press the Button podcast, discussing the latest nuclear policy news.
Added Ambiguity Over India’s No First Use Policy is Cause for Concern
By Abigail Stowe-Thurston, Program Coordinator Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh made comments last week that seem to draw the credibility of India’s nuclear No First Use policy into question. He said, “What happens in the future depends on the circumstances.” The statement comes amid rising tensions between India and Pakistan. In February, Pakistan-based terrorist group […]
No First Use and the Myth of ‘Tying the President’s Hands’
By Abigail Stowe-Thurston, Program Coordinator, No First Use In a recent interaction at a campaign event (which you can watch in full below), 2020 Democratic presidential candidate and former Maryland Congressman John Delaney discussed his position on adopting a nuclear No First Use policy. “I can’t imagine when you would ever use a nuclear weapon […]
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