(MAY 22 – WASHINGTON) In response to reports that the Trump administration was considering conducting a nuclear test as a way to get China to the nuclear arms control negotiating table, Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Executive Director and former nine-term Congressman John Tierney (D-MA) released the following statement: “Reports that the Trump administration has discussed conducting an explosive […]
Senior Policy Director Alexandra Bell spoke with AM 740 KTRH (Houston) news radio about why the United States doesn’t need to conduct explosive nuclear tests. Nuclear expert Alexandra Bell, a former senior advisor at the State Department, says the United States hasn’t detonated a nuclear bomb since 1992. Bell says with improved science and technology alongside […]
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 […]