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Kingston Reif

Arms Control Association

Kingston Reif
Kingston Reif is the Director for Disarmament and Threat Reduction Policy at the Arms Control Association.
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Building Post-INF Missiles Would Be a Waste, or Worse

New U.S. intermediate-range ground-launched missiles would deliver more undesirable effects than tactical utility.

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House Democrats Want To Kill This More Useable Nuke. They’re Right.

There are no good arguments for the W76-2 warhead, and quite a few good ones against.

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America’s New Stealth Bomber has a Stealthy Price Tag

Revealing how much the Air Force’s B-21 is costing won’t help America’s enemies — but will make oversight possible.

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At Trump-Putin Meeting, Start with New START

If the treaty is allowed to disappear, so will the Pentagon’s best tools for divining facts about the Russian nuclear arsenal.

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It’s Time To Rein In Nuclear Spending

As the bill for nuclear weapons grows larger and larger, Congress must scrutinize the commitment to keep last century’s nuclear arsenal. By Angela Canterbury and Kingston Reif

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What Ash Carter Gets Wrong about Nuclear Weapons Spending

It’s hard to imagine how Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter could get it so wrong in Aspen about nuclear weapons spending. But wrong he is. By Kingston Reif