The issue is whether to extend beyond 2021 the treaty capping nuclear arsenals.
The spending is part of the fiscal year 2018 omnibus appropriations law.
U.S., European, and Russian Nuclear Experts & Former Officials Issue Urgent Call for Trump and Putin to Take Steps to Avoid a New Nuclear Arms Race
The Trump administration envisions a small number of low-yield nuclear warheads on submarine-launched ballistic missiles.
Press release on the appointment of John Bolton as National Security Advisor
Perhaps the most controversial aspect of the plan to overhaul the nation’s nuclear arsenal is the replacement program for the intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) force, the land-based leg of the nuclear triad that also includes submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs) and heavy bombers.