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U.S. Decision to Cease Implementing the Iran Nuclear Agreement

Categories: Arms Control,European Union,Headlines,Iran,Nuclear Arms,Treaties

https://www.everycrsreport.com/files/20180509_R44942_cc7e7c0820a7cae76cf8345f8d55bc9f1a5e9bfd.pdf

Analyzes the U.S. pullout from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action treaty with Iran, the reasons given by the president, and the potential implications including the willingness of other nations to engage in treaty negotiations with the U.S.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by EveryCRSReport.com

 

A Peace Treaty with North Korea?

Categories: Arms Control,Foreign Affairs,Headlines,Korea,Nuclear Arms,Treaties

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/row/r45169.pdf

Discusses the current prospects for conclusion of a peace treaty to officially end the Korean War and the elimination of North Korea’s nuclear arms program.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

U.S. Nuclear Stockpile Total

Categories: Arms Control,Defense/Military,Nuclear Arms,Statistics

http://open.defense.gov/Portals/23/Documents/frddwg/2017_Tables_UNCLASS.pdf

Reveals the number of nuclear weapons in the U.S. stockpile at the end of 2017 and the number of nuclear weapons dismantled in 2017.  Also shows stockpile numbers annually since 1962 and the number of nuclear weapons dismantled annually since 1994.  From the Defense Department.

 

 

Nuclear Posture Review 2018

Categories: China,Defense/Military,Headlines,Homeland Security,Iran,Korea,Nuclear Arms,Russia

https://media.defense.gov/2018/Feb/02/2001872886/-1/-1/1/2018-NUCLEAR-POSTURE-REVIEW-FINAL-REPORT.PDF

Calls for a diverse set of nuclear capabilities at a time when Russia, China, and other countries

are modernizing and expanding their nuclear forces.  From the Office of the Secretary of Defense

 

The North Korean Nuclear Challenge: Military Options and Issues for Congress

Categories: Asia,Foreign Affairs,Korea,Nuclear Arms

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/nuke/R44994.pdf

Identifies seven possible options for the U.S. to employ the military to “denuclearize” North Korea and the risks of each approach.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists and InfoDocket.

 

Approaches for Managing the Costs of U.S. Nuclear Forces, 2017 to 2046

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Finance,Nuclear Arms

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/53211-nuclearforces.pdf

Estimates that current plans for modernizing U.S. nuclear forces would cost $1.2 trillion (in 2017 dollars).  Presents Congress with nine options that would reduce or delay some of those costs.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

President Donald J. Trump’s New Strategy on Iran

Categories: Foreign Affairs,Iran,Middle East Conflict,Nuclear Arms,Terrorism

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/10/13/president-donald-j-trumps-new-strategy-iran

Describes the administration’s actions toward Iran including strict enforcement of the terms of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action and opposition to Iran’s attempts to destabilize the Middle East region.  From the White House

 

Defense Primer: Command and Control of Nuclear Forces

Categories: Defense/Military,Nuclear Arms,Presidency

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/IF10521.pdf

One of a recent series of brief reports on the Defense Department and how it operates.  This particular report discusses how the U.S. Nuclear Command and Control System operates, the options available for nuclear use, and the time limits within which such decisions might have to be made.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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