Topline Funding Nuclear Weapons and Related Programs Columbia Class Strategic Submarine House: $4.33 billion, the requested amount Senate: $4.51 billion, an increase of $175 million Conference Outcome: $4.46 billion, an increase of $130 million B-21 Long-Range Strike Bomber House: $2.8 billion, the requested amount Senate: $2.8 billion, the requested amount Conference Outcome: $2.8 billion, the requested amount Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) House: $1.52 billion, the […]
Topline Funding Senate approved House approved Total funding $750.0 billion $733.0 billion Overseas Contingency Operations funding $75.9 billion $69.0 billion (Note: $738 billion is the new total in the Pelosi-Mnuchin budget agreement) Nuclear and Related Weapons Programs and Treaties LOW-YIELD NUCLEAR WARHEAD FOR SUBMARINES House: Prohibits funds for the deployment of W76-2 low-yield warhead […]
By Bryce Farabaugh and Deverrick Holmes, Policy Interns This month marks the seventeenth anniversary of the United States withdrawal from the Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty, a landmark agreement from the Cold War that limited American and Soviet (and subsequently, Russian) ground-based, anti-ballistic missile defense systems. Originally signed May 26, 1972, between American President Richard Nixon and Soviet General Secretary […]
Policy Intern Deverrick Holmes wrote an op-ed for the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists about all the reasons why Ground-based Midcourse Defense deserves further review by Congress. The United States is no stranger to colossally bad ideas put forth in the name of security. The invasion of Iraq immediately comes to mind, or that time […]
Today marks 17 years since the United States withdrew from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty. What’s happened since then? Nothing good!