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The Trump administration’s excessive strategy to replace nearly the entire U.S. nuclear arsenal at roughly the same time is a ticking budget time bomb, even at historically high levels of national defense spending.
Fulfilling a goal outlined in its 2018 Nuclear Posture Review report, the Trump administration acknowledged last month that the United States has deployed for the first time a low-yield nuclear warhead on some U.S. submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs).
The State Department’s head of delegation to the 2020 NPT Review Conference provides the U.S. perspective on the meeting.
Reaffirming the principle that “a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought” could strengthen this year’s review of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty.
President Trump removes limits on landmine deployments.
The Trump administration is seeking larger increases to U.S. nuclear weapons than envisioned earlier.
A dialogue may be advancing between the United States and Russia, but China appears unwilling to discuss any limits to its nuclear arsenal.
The U.S. Navy has begun to field a new warhead on a U.S. ballistic missile submarine.
A North Korean leadership shake-up may indicate a harder line on nuclear talks with the United States.
The Trump administration is seeking to adapt existing missile defense systems to defeat longer-range targets.