Public hints about the Nuclear Posture Review, to be released early this year, suggest President Joe Biden will not achieve his goal of reducing the U.S. reliance on nuclear weapons.
What nuclear weapons are really needed to deter adversaries? The unwillingness to confront the challenge of entrenched interests and ideas has locked the United States into a decades-long status quo.
As the United States and Russia contemplate new nuclear weapons reductions, the U.S. missile defense program stands as a complicating factor.
U.S. lawmakers authorized a $25 billion increase in annual defense spending to $768 billion.
The U.S. Missile Defense Agency awarded contracts to three companies to develop hypersonic missile prototypes.
by Daryl G. Kimball, Executive Director
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley was telling it like it is when it comes to the potential launching or firing of a nuclear weapon by the United States in a conflict.
As the Biden administration continues to conduct a review of U.S. nuclear weapons policy scheduled to be completed in early 2022, China appears to be in pursuit of a significant and concerning expansion of the diversity and the size of its nuclear forces.
The Biden administration’s decision to declassify information on the number of U.S. nuclear warheads is a welcome step that reverses an unwise decision by the Trump administration.
Most successful U.S. presidents have actively led efforts to advance arms control agreements and reduce the risk of nuclear war.