On May 12, the Senate Armed Services Committee approved a $602 billion authorization bill by a vote of 23-3. The three Senators who voted no were reported as Deb Fischer (R-NB), Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT). Cruz said he voted no because of the provision requiring women to register for the draft. Lee […]
The Mixed Oxide (MOX) Fuel Fabrication Facility at Savannah River, South Carolina is intended to manufacture nuclear fuel from surplus weapons-grade plutonium for use in commercial nuclear energy reactors. However, the project has faced serious delays and massive cost overruns – and currently has no customers for its proposed fuel. As a result, the President’s […]
The current Republican presidential front-runner, Donald J. Trump, has made campaign headlines for his extraordinary comments on nuclear weapons. His statements have prompted serious concerns among the foreign policy community, generating unease even in his own party. For instance, in early March of this year, a group of over 100 Republican foreign policy and defense […]
Senior Fellow John Isaacs writes in Medium about Pentagon rationales for nuclear modernization.
Click to view a PDF version of this factsheet. What Is It? The F-35, known as the Lightning II, is a Joint Strike Fighter (JSF, emphasis added) because contracts exist for the United States Air Force, Marine Corps, and Navy, as well as eight NATO countries and three non-NATO partners. The fighter has three variants, […]