Defense Budget

  • Watch: Joe Cirincione on Trump’s Latest Nuclear Comments

    Last week, during an interview with Reuters, President Trump said, It would be wonderful, a dream would be that no country would have nukes, but if countries are going to have nukes, we’re going to be at the top of the pack.”  In response, Ploughshares Fund President Joe...

    February 25, 2017 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • You can tell the conversation in Washington is changed when defense hawks argue we should cut the nuclear arsenal and use the funds elsewhere. That is exactly what happened last week on the floor of the House.

    July 23, 2012 - By Ben Loehrke
  • From the very first moment that Ploughshares Fund was founded, we understood that people don’t want to fund paperclips, they want to fund peace. That’s why every dollar you donate goes directly to our grantmaking program, with nothing subtracted for administrative or overhead costs. That means your contribution funds a carefully selected set of grants to the smartest people with the best ideas for effective nuclear weapons policy, all with the shared goal of eliminating nuclear weapons.

    December 16, 2011 - By Megan Murphy
  • August 3, 2011 - By Joel Rubin
  • July 21, 2011 - By Kelly Bronk
  • Congress is in the midst of an intense debate over a massive defense spending bill, and budget negotiations between the Administration and congressional leaders are at a pivotal stage. One key part of our nation's budget must be on the table: nuclear weapons.

    July 15, 2011 - By Joe Cirincione
  • Congress just took a small but important bipartisan step to make America safer.

    July 14, 2011 - By Joe Cirincione
  • Today Leon Panetta begins his term as Secretary of Defense.  One of his first tasks will be reigning in a Pentagon budget that has more than doubled in the last decade (the Department's fiscal year 2012 budget request is $671 billion).

    July 1, 2011 - By Joe Cirincione
  • Over the past three weeks, members of Congress have been wielding the power of the purse. Happily for many of us, deliberations raised concerns about fiscal oversight of the nuclear weapons budget.

    June 22, 2011 - By admin
  • For over sixty years, the United States has maintained a large and costly nuclear arsenal, composed of heavy bombers, submarine-launched missiles, and intercontinental missiles. Perhaps it's time for a change.

    June 20, 2011 - By Rizwan Ladha