House and Senate Memorial Day recess. House recess begins May 22.
P5+1 and Iran continue negotiations on an agreement on Iran's nuclear program. Vienna.
8:00-9:00 a.m., Rear Adm. Joseph Tofalo, Director, Undersea Warfare Division, "Sea Based Strategic Deterrence--Maintaining a Credible Force at a Responsible Cost." Part of the Huessy Congressional Breakfast Seminar Series. At the Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St. SE, Washington. RSVP online.
12:30 p.m., Tom Newman, Physicians for Social Responsibility, "Humanitarian Impacts of Nuclear Weapons." Sponsored by Scotts Valley Rotary Club. At Bruno's Barbeque, 230G Mt. Herman Road, Upstairs Meeting Room, Scotts Valley, CA.
1:00 p.m., former Sen. Evan Bayh (IN); former Sen. Joseph Lieberman (CT); retired Gen. Michael Hayden; and John Hannah, Iran Task Force, "Iran Negotiations: Unanswered Questions and a Looming Deadline" Sponsored by Iran Task Force. At SVC 210-212 Capitol Visitor Center, Washington. RSVP by online.
Week of June 1 and 8
Senate floor action on the annual National Defense Authorization Act, S. 1376, which includes the nuclear weapons and nonproliferation programs of the National Nuclear Security Administration (possible). Broadcast and webcast on C-SPAN2.
10:15 a.m.-noon, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL); Kenneth Weinstein, Hudson Institute; David Cooper, Naval War College; Michael Eisenstadt, Washington Institute; and Thomas Karako, Center for Strategic and International Studies, "Iran's Missile Program." Hudson Institute, Sixth Floor, 1015 15th St. NW, Washington. RSVP online.
Senate Appropriations Subcommittee of Defense, markup of the annual defense appropriations bill. Room TBA, Senate Office Building, Washington. Webcast on the committee website.
8:00-9:00 a.m., Rep. Jim Bridenstine (OK), "Congress and the Future of National Security Space and Contributions to Strategic Deterrence." Part of the Huessy Congressional Breakfast Seminar Series. At the Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St. SE, Washington. RSVP online.
8:00-9:00 a.m., Lt. Gen. James Kowalski, Air Force Global Strike Command, "The Enduring Requirements of Deterrence: Implications for BMD, Space and Nuclear Policy." Part of the Huessy Congressional Breakfast Seminar Series. At the Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St. SE, Washington. RSVP online.
Ramadan begins at sunset. Through July 17.
8:00-9:00 a.m., Vice Adm. Terry Benedict, Director, Strategic Systems Programs, "The Navy’s Contribution to Nuclear Deterrence." Part of the Huessy Congressional Breakfast Seminar Series. At the Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St. SE, Washington. RSVP online.
8:00-9:00 a.m., James Miller, former Principal Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Policy, "Strategic Deterrence in the Coming Decades--BMD and Nuclear Challenges." Part of the Huessy Congressional Breakfast Seminar Series. At the Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St. SE, Washington. RSVP online.
8:00-9:00 a.m., Rebeccah Heinrichs, Marshall Institute, and Steven Pifer, Brookings Institution, "Dealing With--and Dissuading--Russia? Missile Defense and Arms Control in NATO and Eastern Europe." Part of the Huessy Congressional Breakfast Seminar Series. At the Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St. SE, Washington. RSVP online.
Independence Day federal holiday.
Independence Day (holiday).
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Charles Ferguson, Federation of American Scientists; Charles Blair, Johns Hopkins University; and Gregory Koblentz, George Mason University, "Short Course on CBRN Weapons, Science and Policy." Sponsored by Federation of American Scientists. At George Mason University, Arlington Campus, 3301 N. Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA. Register online.
President Obama attends a NATO summit. Warsaw, Poland.
30th anniversary of the sinking of the Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior by the French government. Auckland, New Zealand. The ship was on its way to protest French nuclear testing in the south Pacific
8:00-9:00 a.m., Matthew Kroenig, Georgetown University, and James Acton, Carnegie Endowment, "Strategic Challenges and Responses: Nuclear, BMD, and Emerging Technologies." Part of the Huessy Congressional Breakfast Seminar Series. At the Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St. SE, Washington. RSVP online.
State Department, "Generation Prague Conference." State Department, East Auditorium, 21st St., NW, between C St. & Virginia Ave., Washington (July 16) and George Washington University, 1957 E St., NW, Washington (July 17). Get more information by email
70th anniversary of "Trinity," the first nuclear test. Alamogordo, NM.
Third anniversary of the break-in at the Y-12 Plant, Oak Ridge, TN, by Sister Megan Rice and two fellow Transform Now Plowshares activists.
Anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
Rosh Hashanah begins at sunset. Through Sept. 15.
Federal agencies submit their initial budgets to the Office of Management and Budget for fiscal year 2017 (estimate). Final budgets are to be submitted to Congress on Feb. 1.
Republican presidential debate. Reagan Library, Simi Valley, CA. Broadcast on CNN.
7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., retired Gen. Larry Welch; retired Gen. Robert Kehler; and Frank Miller, Scowcroft Group, "The Enduring Value of Nuclear Deterrence." Sponsored by Minot Task Force 21. At the Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St. SE, Washington.
House of Representatives Yom Kippur recess.
~10:00 a.m., President Obama addresses the U.N. General Assembly (estimate). United Nations. Broadcast on CNN, webcast on the U.N. website and may be webcast on the White House website.
Yom Kippur begins at sunset. Through Sept. 23.
Pope Francis meets with President Obama. White House, Washington.
Time TBA, Pope Francis addresses a joint meeting of Congress. Capitol Building, Washington. Broadcast and webcast on C-SPAN, and broadcast on CNN and probably other networks.
Pope Francis addresses the U.N. General Assembly, United Nations. Broadcast on TV and webcast on the U.N. website.
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.