Senior Policy Director Alexandra Bell spoke with Responsible Statecraft about lessons a pandemic can teach the United States about defense spending. Alexandra Bell, a senior policy analyst at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, said the coronavirus pandemic lays bare mismanaged national security priorities that assume a strong, well-equipped military is the key to security. […]
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: […]
Every year, the Trump Administration has sought to cut the State Department’s budget. Investing in diplomacy through a strong and well-funded State Department is a key part of keeping the United States safe, and should be a funding priority.
Senior Science Fellow Philip Coyle spoke with The Daily Beast about President Trump’s proposed increase in the nuclear weapons budget. “It would be remarkable if NNSA could get to 20 pits per year,” Phil Coyle, a nuclear expert with the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation in Washington, D.C., told The Daily Beast. But in […]
President Trump’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 budget requests $740.5 billion for annual defense budget authority, a total that includes Department of Defense, Department of Energy nuclear weapons plans and a few other programs. Depending on which budget numbers one uses, that is a small increase of about $2.5 billion from the Fiscal Year 2020 budget […]