USS Ohio, a U.S. submarine, is docked at a South Korea's naval base in Busan, about 420 km (262 miles) southeast of Seoul (REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won).
Arms Control, the Strategic Triad and Tight Budgets
November 20, 2013,
Steven Pifer writes that programs to renew elements of the U.S. strategic nuclear triad will impose steep costs on the Department of Defense during a time of tightening budgets. As spending reductions invariably scale down future U.S. strategic force levels, negotiated arms control could cut costs while ensuring that Russia decreases strategic force levels in parallel, he argues.