The arrival of the Biden administration opens the door for possible changes in U.S. policy on nuclear use and non-use.
U.S. expenditures on missile defense from 2020 to 2029 may reach $176 billion, a 40 percent increase from an earlier estimate.
A Statement from Executive Director Daryl G. Kimball
Analysts will review the most consequential nuclear weapons challenges that the incoming administration will need to address in its first 100 days and outline their recommendations as described in the new report, "Nuclear Challenges for the Biden Administration in the First 100 Days."
In this analysis we have outlined what we believe to be the five most important sets of nuclear weapons policy
challenges and decisions that the new Biden administration will need to address in its first 100 days and beyond, along
with recommendations for effectively dealing with each of these policy challenges.
Experts advise President Joe Biden on arms control and international security.
When President-elect Joe Biden takes office, the absolute power to order the launch of nuclear weapons will be transferred to him.
The sprawling National Defense Authorization Act does not permit nuclear testing, but does strongly support expanded U.S. nuclear capabilities.
Future of New START likely rests on the incoming Biden administration. U.S. Army selects two missiles to serve as the basis for conventional INF-range capability. United States completes withdrawal from the Open Skies Treaty.
Members of Congress continue to push back against the Trump administration’s reported consideration of a nuclear weapons test as negotiators from the House and Senate soon meet to determine whether to allocate funds for such a potential test in next year’s defense bill.