It’s Time To Rein In Nuclear Spending

Running with the anti-nuclear-spending momentum generated by the New York Times article, Angela Canterbury and Kingston Reif teamed up to weigh in on the debate. Their published article in Defense One echoes united calls from the community for profound spending cuts, but they also assess the issue through the Council’s unique perspective as a political action committee: namely, how Congress can andmust pull the purse strings tighter on nuclear weapons spending. [9/25]

100 Experts Write to President Obama over Severe Non-Proliferation Spending Cuts

In reference to the cuts, former Senator Dorgan said: “Terrorist groups are working overtime to acquire nuclear weapons with which to terrorize the world. Our country needs to show leadership in preventing terrorists from acquiring nuclear weapons. Cutting federal spending now on the nuclear non-proliferation programs would be a very dangerous mistake.”

Misplaced Priorities: Nuclear Weapons Funded on the Back of Key Non-Proliferation Programs

“Threat reduction should not be the bill payer for weapons modernization. This request craters non-proliferation programs that keep nuclear weapons out of the hands of terrorists,” said John Isaacs, executive director of the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation. “We should prioritize such programs that actively enhance national security instead of over budget, unrealistic and behind schedule nuclear weapons programs.”