Congressional Research Service Reports on US Navy

Navy Lasers, Railgun, and Gun-Launched Guided Projectile Navy Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) Program Navy Columbia (SSBN-826) Class Ballistic Missile Submarine Program Navy Virginia (SSN-774) Class Attack Submarine Procurement Navy Ford (CVN-78) Class Aircraft Carrier Program Navy DDG-51 and DDG-1000 Destroyer Programs Navy Frigate (FFG[X]) Program Navy John Lewis (TAO-205) Class Oiler Shipbuilding Program Navy Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Program Navy LPD-17 Flight II (LX[R]) Amphibious Ship Program Navy Ship Names Navy Force Structure and Shipbuilding Plans

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President’s Power to Use Nuclear Weapons, & More from CRS

By Steven Aftergood The President’s authority to use nuclear weapons — which is the subject of a congressional hearing today before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee — was addressed in several recent publications of the Congressional Research Service. A new CRS Legal Sidebar addresses the unresolved question: Can Congress Limit the President’s Power to Launch Nuclear Weapons? A detailed new CRS memorandum examines “Legislation Limiting the President’s Power to Use Nuclear Weapons: Separation of Powers Implications.” See also Defense Primer: President’s Constitutional Authority with Regard to the Armed Forces, CRS In Focus. The uncertain scope of presidential authority to…

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