Note: The final bill, which Congress plans to vote on in the coming days, faces President Trump’s twin veto threats over renaming U.S. military bases that honor Confederate Generals and the failure to repeal social media legal protections. 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 […]
Paul Castleman Fellow Erin Connolly wrote for the Berkley Forum about the need to shift the nuclear narrative away from deterrence and toward disarmament. “Recent efforts to highlight the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons around the seventy-fifth anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki offered an alternative perspective to the traditional narrative that nuclear weapons ended World War Two, saved […]
Senior Policy Director Alexandra Bell spoke with The Santa Fe New Mexican about the 75th anniversary of the Trinity Test and the idea of resuming nuclear weapons tests. “The $10 million authorized for test preparation ‘if necessary’ was a partisan political stunt, pure and simple,” said Alexandra Bell, senior policy director at the nonprofit Center […]
The Trump administration has reportedly discussed conducting an explosive nuclear test for political purposes with the goal of forcing China to the arms control negotiating table. Here’s why restarting explosive nuclear testing is dangerous and unnecessary.
Senior Policy Director Alexandra Bell spoke with The Santa Fe New Mexican about a potential resumption of U.S. explosive nuclear testing. “This is really troubling to even be discussing explosive nuclear testing,” said Alexandra Bell, senior policy director at the nonprofit Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation. “We absolutely don’t need to conduct explosive nuclear […]