Pakistan tested its first nuclear weapon in 1998, becoming the world’s 7th state to officially test a nuclear weapon. The exact yields of the weapons in the country’s current arsenal are not known, but general estimates are between 5-12 kilotons (kt) for most weapons, with some longer-range ballistic missiles possibly reaching 40 kt. Pakistan has […]
This is a selection of major new content found in the 2019 Compliance Report versus the 2018 Compliance Report. This document is prepared by the U.S. Department of State annually as, “a report providing a detailed assessment of the adherence of the United States and other nations to obligations undertaken in all arms control, nonproliferation, […]
Kathleen Burkinshaw’s mother was 12 years old when she survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. Now 74 years later, the author of “The Last Cherry Blossom” shares her mother’s story and explains how remembering the human cost of nuclear weapons can help young Americans understand why this issue is still important today.
Topline Funding Senate approved House approved Total funding $750.0 billion $733.0 billion Overseas Contingency Operations funding $75.9 billion $69.0 billion (Note: $738 billion is the new total in the Pelosi-Mnuchin budget agreement) Nuclear and Related Weapons Programs and Treaties LOW-YIELD NUCLEAR WARHEAD FOR SUBMARINES House: Prohibits funds for the deployment of W76-2 low-yield warhead […]
By Abby Pokraka, Program Assistant On July 16, 1945, scientists conducted the Trinity Test. The world would never be the same. That test ushered in a new era dominated by the most immensely destructive weapons ever created. It led to a Cold War which saw, at its peak, more than 70,000 nuclear weapons on the […]