The Defense Department unexpectedly announced plans to develop a new variant of the B61 nuclear gravity bomb.
The Energy Department will begin work on a civilian research project that relies on weapons-grade, highly enriched uranium, which the United States and other countries have long sought to phase out for energy uses.
Russia said it will respond to the formal written U.S. arms control proposal, which was announced in June but was not transmitted until September.
The United States and its NATO allies announced their plans following Russia’s decision earlier this year to withdraw from the pact.
The Defense Department announced initiatives to appropriate private sector advances in artificial intelligence while still using AI responsibly.
The President acted to ensure the “safe, secure, and trustworthy” application of artificial intelligence in response to growing public anxiety over AI’s potential dangers.
Russia’s move to withdraw its ratification from the 1996 treaty is a reminder that the de facto global test moratorium cannot be taken for granted.
The experience of the Cold War teaches us that an unconstrained arms race has no winners, only losers. Leaders in Beijing, Moscow, and Washington need to engage in nuclear risk reduction talks, negotiate sensible and verifiable reductions of their arsenals, and refrain from building new destabilizing types of weapons rather than proceed down the dangerous path of unconstrained nuclear competition.
Dealing with this new threat to prosperity and stability will require a recognition that weapons of war are not the best defense against the most sustained threats of the 21st century and beyond.
For the bipartisan commission charged with recommending how the United States should deal simultaneously with two nuclear-capable adversaries, the “answer to an arms race is an arms race.”
The United States retains exclusive military rights in the region while the island nation receives economic assistance.
The U.S. Defense Department says nuclear, chemical, and biological threats have changed and increased significantly since 2014.
Some lawmakers argue that the nuclear sea-launched cruise missile “fills the gap” in the U.S. tactical nuclear arsenal.
The House and Senate versions of the 2024 defense authorization act zero out the Biden administration request for R&D on the ARRW system.
U.S. Conducts Test Ban Verification Experiment