Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision to launch a massive assault on independent, democratic, non-nuclear Ukraine has unleashed a war that has killed thousands, displaced millions, and raised the risk of nuclear conflict.
The President has abandoned his 2020 sole purpose pledge.
The increase to the requested fiscal year 2022 national defense budget is massive.
Congress rejected the Pentagon’s request for funding in the 2022 defense appropriations bill.
Biden has apparently failed to seize his opportunity to meaningfully narrow the role of nuclear weapons and failed through his Nuclear Posture Review.
The bicameral Nuclear Weapons and Arms Control Working Group has drafted a letter reminding President Joe Biden of his pledge to limit the number and role of nuclear weapons as he finalizes his Nuclear Posture Review (NPR). It is critical that as many Senators as possible sign onto this letter. (January 2022)
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.