Total Nuclear Weapons Spending in Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Request Total Spending $48.7 billion Department of Defense $28.9 billion Department of Energy $19.8 billion [Sources: Department of Defense: FY 2021 Budget Briefing; Department of Energy: FY 2021 Congressional Budget Request for the National Nuclear Security Administration, Volume 1] DoD Nuclear Weapons Funding Request for Selected Systems Allocated to: […]
There are nine nuclear-armed countries worldwide with about 14,000 nuclear weapons between them. The United States and Russia together have more than 90 percent of those weapons.
Since the beginning of the nuclear age, there have been hundreds of serious and well-drilled plans about how the United States would use nuclear weapons in war, with the express purpose of winning. But when a military plan calls for the use of thousands of nuclear weapons, and assumes that your enemy will respond in […]
By Liv Galbraith While the path to an independent Scotland faces significant roadblocks, the renewed possibility of Scottish independence brings up questions about Scotland, the United Kingdom, and their respective places in the world. One of these questions, unresolved from 2014, is as much a question of the philosophical as the practical: what is the future of […]
Policy Analyst Geoff Wilson spoke to the Santa Fe New Mexican about a requested increase in nuclear weapons spending. “We maintain a total nuclear weapons arsenal of some 4,000 active weapons”” said Geoff Wilson, policy analyst at the nonprofit Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, in an emailed statement. “Perhaps instead of doubling down on […]