The New START agreement is now the only treaty capping the world’s two largest nuclear weapons arsenals—and it is in jeopardy. The U.S. and Russian presidents can extend it—and its irreplaceable verification and monitoring system—for up to five years if they choose. The actions of Congress can help protect and extend it.
For decades, national security and health experts have warned of the risks of global threats that are simply too big for one country to handle, such as disease pandemics, climate change, and nuclear war. For many years, the response of our national and global leaders has fallen short.
An oversight official raises concerns about the U.S. ability to modernize its nuclear forces on time and on budget.
The Trump administration is seeking to cut funds to cooperative threat reduction activities by 36 percent.
Court Ends Final Bid to Save MOX Program
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.
The Trump administration is seeking larger increases to U.S. nuclear weapons than envisioned earlier.
The Trump administration is seeking to adapt existing missile defense systems to defeat longer-range targets.
Republicans rejected many House Democratic efforts to limit U.S. nuclear weapons spending.