Existing plans call for a 29 percent increase in funds to sustain and modernize U.S. nuclear warheads.
Some positions are filled but slow pace of appointments could begin to delay administration decisions on some nuclear policy issues.
Report finds U.S. accounted for 37 percent of global arms transfers from 2011–2015.
In response to UNGA resolution, U.S. plans to forward proposals for a multilateral agreement.
New administration seeks to promote shared norms and new agreements on emerging technologies and cyberspace.
Congress Mandates Studies on Nuclear War
Pentagon Moves On New Missile Interceptors
Iran has breached key limits of the JCPOA since May 2019, gradually increasing the proliferation risk posed by its civilian nuclear program. Taken together, Iran's systematic and provocative violations of the nuclear deal are cause for concern and jeopardize the future of the deal.
President Joe Biden entered office with a deep knowledge of the dangers of nuclear weapons and the arms race. During the campaign, he said the United States “does not need new nuclear weapons” and “will work to maintain a strong, credible deterrent while reducing our reliance and excessive expenditure on nuclear weapons.”
The arrival of the Biden administration opens the door for possible changes in U.S. policy on nuclear use and non-use.
A review of the decades-long debate on missile defense reveals consistent patterns and missed opportunities.
George Shultz (1920–2021) American Statesman and Nuclear Abolitionist