Note: summary based on Senate Armed Services Committee press release. Top Line Funding Totals $740.5 billion: Total funding supported in the bill: $636.4 billion: Department of Defense discretionary base $ 25.9 billion: Department of Energy discretionary base $ 69.0 billion: Overseas Contingency Operations $ 9.1 billion: Defense-related activities outside the bill’s jurisdiction Shipbuilding Authorizes $21.3 billion for […]
The New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) will expire on February 5, 2021. If that happens, there will be no legal restraints on the world’s two biggest nuclear arsenals for the first time in nearly 50 years. The United States and Russia can choose to extend the treaty by up to five years, through […]
Senior Policy Director Alexandra Bell spoke with the Los Angeles Times about the United States potentially basing missiles in the pacific. A decision to go ahead in Asia would intensify an arms race between the region’s two biggest powers whose relations — already tense over President Trump’s confrontational trade agenda and Chinese President Xi Jinping’s […]
Research Analyst Samuel Hickey spoke with E&E News about the proliferation concerns inherent in fuel reprocessing policy conversations. Foes of reprocessing see similarities between such defunct nuclear designs and some of the advanced reactor technologies now under development. “There are some new designs, but they are not demonstrably greater, so we are still dealing with […]
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.