“We continue to count on the valuable contributions of the Arms Control Association.”

– President Joe Biden
June 2, 2022
U.S. Nuclear Policy & Budget
  • April 1, 2024

    The Biden administration’s $850 billion defense budget request for fiscal year 2025 would increase spending for Pentagon nuclear weapons programs by 31 percent over the current year.

  • March 5, 2024

    Without awareness and understanding of the human catastrophe, it is easy for us to treat past events as dull, esoteric history textbook contents.

  • March 1, 2024

    The projected overrun would put the new intercontinental ballistic missile program in breach of a law designed to prevent major cost overruns.

  • January 19, 2024

    The Physicists Coalition for Nuclear Threat Reduction is inviting physical scientists and engineers to our inaugural Washington, D.C. Engagement Days to engage with policymakers and practitioners and encourage efforts to reduce nuclear weapons threats.

  • January 11, 2024

    Congress authorized $260 million for a new nuclear-armed sea-launched cruise missile for fiscal year 2024, despite the Biden administration’s clear desire not to pursue the weapon’s development.

  • November 7, 2023

    Russia’s move to withdraw its ratification from the 1996 treaty is a reminder that the de facto global test moratorium cannot be taken for granted.

  • November 1, 2023

    The experience of the Cold War teaches us that an unconstrained arms race has no winners, only losers. Leaders in Beijing, Moscow, and Washington need to engage in nuclear risk reduction talks, negotiate sensible and verifiable reductions of their arsenals, and refrain from building new destabilizing types of weapons rather than proceed down the dangerous path of unconstrained nuclear competition.

  • November 1, 2023

    For the bipartisan commission charged with recommending how the United States should deal simultaneously with two nuclear-capable adversaries, the “answer to an arms race is an arms race.”

  • November 1, 2023

    Some lawmakers argue that the nuclear sea-launched cruise missile “fills the gap” in the U.S. tactical nuclear arsenal.

  • October 31, 2023

    Special report roll-out on the risks that artificial intelligence poses to nuclear decision-making and strategic stability, co-hosted by the European Leadership Network (ELN) and the Arms Control Association (ACA).