Research Analyst Monica Montgomery was quoted in Forbes about the Biden administration’s decision to fund a new nuclear-armed Sea-Launched Cruise Missile, known as SLCM-N, in his fiscal year 2022 budget request. “Putting nuclear-armed missiles back on the conventional surface or attack submarine fleets of the Navy is a real cause for concern,” says Monica Montgomery […]
Total National Defense Discretionary Spending Request (050) Allocation FY 21 Enacted FY 22 Request Department of Defense $703.7 billion $715 billion Department of Energy & Other Agencies $37 billion $37.9 billion Total, National Defense Spending Request $740.7 billion $753 billion (+1.7%) [Source: Department of Defense, FY 2022 Budget Briefing] Total Nuclear Weapons Spending Agency FY21 Enacted FY22 […]
Board members Philip Coyle and National Advisory Board member Frank von Hippel spoke with Radio Free Europe about the Andrei Sakharov, known as the father of the Soviet hydrogen bomb, who would have turned 100 years old this week. “I think from at least 1948 forward, Sakharov was a man who saw the moral and […]
By Geoff Wilson and John Isaacs Admiral Charles Richard, Commander of the U.S. Strategic Command, painted a dire picture of the nuclear threats the United States faces from abroad, and claimed that they could only be met by renewing the U.S. commitment to nuclear dominance over the coming century. In his two days of testimony […]
After coming perilously close to losing all constraints on the world’s two largest nuclear arsenals, the New START treaty was extended through 2026. But as the United States and Russia modernize their arsenals, the threat of a new nuclear arms race underscores the need for continued cooperation.