While President Joe Biden faces an array of complex foreign and domestic challenges, early proactive outreach to North Korea must be a priority.
Under evaluation are lower-yield nuclear weapons, and select command, control and communications.
Existing plans call for a 29 percent increase in funds to sustain and modernize U.S. nuclear warheads.
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.
U.S. expenditures on missile defense from 2020 to 2029 may reach $176 billion, a 40 percent increase from an earlier estimate.
The history of the nuclear age shows that public pressure for saner nuclear weapons policies are essential for progress. Join us to learn what opportunities exist to finally eliminate these weapons and what you can do to help.
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."