"I find hope in the work of long-established groups such as the Arms Control Association...[and] I find hope in younger anti-nuclear activists and the movement around the world to formally ban the bomb."

– Vincent Intondi
Professor of History, Montgomery College
July 1, 2020
U.S. Nuclear Policy & Budget
  • April 1, 2019

    Treaty-prohibited missiles to be tested after INF Treaty termination.

  • April 1, 2019

    New delivery vehicles and warheads are featured in fiscal year 2020 budget request.

  • April 1, 2019

    U.S. presses forward on funding autonomous weapons while not mentioning ethics of use.

  • April 1, 2019

    Germany Seeks Control for New Weapons

  • March 4, 2019

    In the absence of active U.S.-Russian efforts to resolve disagreements over the INF Treaty, other nations may be
    able to lead the way toward preventing a new arms race.

  • March 4, 2019

    The INF Treaty crisis threatens far more than the INF Treaty.

  • March 4, 2019

    The estimated cost of sustaining and modernizing U.S. nuclear weapons over the next 10 years has
    increased 23 percent.

  • March 1, 2019

    Every U.S. president since John Kennedy has successfully concluded at least one agreement with Russia or the Soviet Union to reduce nuclear dangers. These agreements have helped to slash nuclear stockpiles, manage nuclear competition, and provide greater stability, thereby reducing the risk of nuclear catastrophe between the world’s two largest nuclear actors.

  • February 27, 2019

    The Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB), in charge of overseeing the safety and security of U.S. nuclear weapons complex sites, is in the middle of a battle with the Department of Energy and Congress over its scope and size and its role as an independent oversight authority.

  • February 6, 2019

    Termination of the INF Treaty allows Russia and the United States to deploy new ground-launched intermediate-range missiles, increasing the risk of a new destabilizing arms race. Congress must adopt legislation to prohibit funding for the procurement, flight-testing, or deployment of U.S. ground-launched or ballistic missiles until the Trump administration meets seven specific conditions. (February 2019)