Stimson in the News

Stimson’s new report on defense budget is featured in Defense One

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A think-tank warned on Tuesday that if the Pentagon does not make moderate reductions to its nuclear-weapons programs and related missions, it could be forced to accept undesired changes to its atomic assets because of “sequestration” budget cuts.

The Stimson Center’s Defense Advisory Committee updated its proposal for a modified U.S. defense strategy — a document it calls “Strategic Agility.” This plan is intended to help the Defense Department cut tens of billions of dollars in spending from its nuclear mission, weapons programs and other spending areas, and serve as an alternative to the $500 billion in decade-long sequestration reductions that started in March.

The Stimson Center in its new “Strategic Agility” report suggests changes to the U.S. nuclear stockpile — including reductions to ICBMs, tactical nuclear weapons and planned purchases of ballistic-missile submarines — that largely mirror recommendations the Washington-based nonpartisan organization offered last November.

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