The Biden Administration included $15.2 million in its fiscal year 2022 budget request to begin research and development on a new nuclear-armed sea-launched cruise missile (SLCM-N) and its associated warhead – a dangerous, unnecessary and wasteful move. Background In 1991, President George H.W. Bush ordered all nuclear-armed Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles, a kind of SLCM-N, […]
There are nine nuclear-armed countries worldwide with about 13,000 nuclear weapons between them. The United States and Russia together have more than 90 percent of those weapons.
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 […]