Pentagon Moves On New Missile Interceptors
Iran has breached key limits of the JCPOA since May 2019, gradually increasing the proliferation risk posed by its civilian nuclear program. Taken together, Iran's systematic and provocative violations of the nuclear deal are cause for concern and jeopardize the future of the deal.
President Joe Biden entered office with a deep knowledge of the dangers of nuclear weapons and the arms race. During the campaign, he said the United States “does not need new nuclear weapons” and “will work to maintain a strong, credible deterrent while reducing our reliance and excessive expenditure on nuclear weapons.”
The arrival of the Biden administration opens the door for possible changes in U.S. policy on nuclear use and non-use.
A review of the decades-long debate on missile defense reveals consistent patterns and missed opportunities.
George Shultz (1920–2021) American Statesman and Nuclear Abolitionist
The loss of the only remaining treaty limiting the world’s two largest arsenals is averted as Washington and Moscow pledge to pursue further arms control measures.
President Biden announced an end to support for offensive operations in the war in Yemen, including relevant arms sales.
Advisory panel pushes the U.S. military to accelerate work on AI-enabled systems but also calls for restraint measures.
U.S. expenditures on missile defense from 2020 to 2029 may reach $176 billion, a 40 percent increase from an earlier estimate.
Nonproliferation experts are calling on the European Union, the United States, and Iran to begin talks on restoring compliance with the JCPOA