Obama administration understated nuclear weapons costs

By R. Jeffrey Smith

An independent report projects a much higher bill for the administration’s weapons programs.

Obama’s nuclear targeting revisions create a path to smaller arsenals

By R. Jeffrey Smith

Obama's plan embraces cuts that Moscow remains reticent to endorse.

Excerpts from this story referencing "White House":

"… oved. The secret directive he signed has been sitting in draft form at the White House since last winter. The president was reluctant to sign it before the 2012 …"

"… and his aides provided only a vague account of what the directive says. A White House fact sheet summarizing the document states that Obama told the Pentagon an …"

"… objectives and effects could be achieved” with this approach. While the White House directive calls for retaining a “launch under attack” capability, it o …"

"… already in place — remains uncertain. Congressional Republicans want the White House to pursue a treaty, which they would have a say in approving or rejecting. …"

Obama proposes shifting funds from nuclear nonproliferation to nuclear weapons

By R. Jeffrey Smith and Douglas Birch

Hundreds of millions of dollars proposed in spending on warheads

Obama administration embraces major new nuclear weapons cut

By R. Jeffrey Smith

Officials back a new targeting plan and a one-third reduction in the U.S. arsenal.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Nuclear disarmament":

"… ed States and Russia had a special obligation to undertake deeper cuts. “Nuclear disarmament is off-track,” he said. “Delay comes with a high price tag. The longer …"

Nukes likely to decline in Obama’s second term

By R. Jeffrey Smith

Talk of an informal agreement with Russia becomes public now that the election is past.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Jon Kyl":

"… is out, conservative critics on Capitol Hill have begun to take aim. Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.), the Senate majority whip and a critic of the New START agreemen …"

U.S. nuclear targeting unaltered since 2008

By R. Jeffrey Smith

The more things change, the more they stay the same in U.S. planning for nuclear war.

U.S. arms control official: Test ban treaty faces 'uphill' fight in Senate

By Zach Toombs

U.S. arms control official predicts 'uphill' fight.

Former U.S. nuclear commander startles with proposal to cut weapons arsenal by 80%

By R. Jeffrey Smith

Squabbling in Washington intensifies as a former nuclear force commander urges 80% reduction in the arsenal.

Excerpts from this story referencing "United Nations":

"… George H.W. Bush, and by Thomas Pickering, Bush’s ambassador to the United Nations.The report said that only by drastically cutting the U.S. and Russian nucl …"

Possible nuclear weapons cuts worry Republican lawmakers

By Aaron Mehta and R. Jeffrey Smith

Future arms agreements threaten profitable line of work for defense contracting giants

U.S. may not reach 2013 deadline for securing nuclear materials

By Laurel Adams

A nuclear nonproliferation initiative set by President Obama in 2009 is far behind its goal of securing vulnerable nuclear material by 2013.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Obama":

"… l Research Council). …"