8:30-9:30 a.m., Mike McCord, Undersecretary of Defense (Comptroller), "Beyond the Budget Deal." Center for Strategic and International Studies, Second Floor Conference Center, 1616 Rhode Island Ave. NW, Washington. RSVP online.
Office of Management and Budget returns amended budget requests to federal agencies for fiscal year 2017, known as budget passbacks (estimate). Final budgets will be submitted to Congress on Feb. 1.
1:30-2:30 p.m., Richard Fisher, International Assessment and Strategy Center; Kenneth Todorov, Missile Defense Agency; and Riki Ellison, Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance, "Missile Defense in the Pacific." Capitol Visitor Center SVC 212-10, Washington. RSVP online.
4:00-6:00 p.m., William Perry, former Defense Secretary; former Sen. Sam Nunn, Nuclear Threat Initiative; David Hoffman, Washington Post; and Allison Macfarlane, George Washington University, "My Journey at the Nuclear Brink." George Washington University, Lehman Auditorium, 800 22nd St. NW, Washington. RSVP online.
IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano completes the report on the agency’s investigation into the Possible Military Dimensions of Iran’s nuclear program (estimate).
10:00 a.m.-noon, Kenneth Todorov, Missile Defense Agency; Archer Macy, Joint Integrated Air and Missile Defense Organization; Richard Formica, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command; and Joseph Horn, Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense Program, "Full Spectrum Missile Defense." CSIS, Second Floor A/B, 1616 Rhode Island Ave. NW, Washington. RSVP by email.
7:00 and 9:00 p.m. EST, Republican presidential debate. Las Vegas, NV. Broadcast on CNN.
House and Senate adjournment (tentative).
Democratic presidential debate. Manchester, NH. Broadcast on ABC News.
Dec. 19-Jan. 4
House and Senate Christmas-New Year's recess
Fifth anniversary of the U.S. Senate ratification of the New START treaty on a 71-26 vote. The treaty reduces the maximum number of deployed strategic nuclear weapons by the United States and Russia from 2,200 to 1,550 each.