Testimony from Thomas Countryman, board chairman for the Arms Control Association, before the House Foreign Affairs subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, Energy, and the Environment.
Last year, President Donald Trump told reporters that he wanted to work with Russian President Vladimir Putin “to discuss the arms race, which is getting out of control.”
U.S.-Russian nuclear arms control prospects are fading despite new talks between senior diplomats.
The Trump administration has expressed interest in new strategic arms control talks, but specific suggestions remain unknown.
NATO defense ministers are set to discuss how to handle the impending termination of the INF Treaty.
To pay for expanding the U.S.-Mexican border wall, the Defense Department is moving funds from nuclear weapon projects, once called the Pentagon’s top priority.
B61 Bomb Production Delayed