Nuclear Weapons Spending
Over the next decade, the United States plans to spend $348 billion on its nuclear forces, or about $35 billion a year, according to a 2015 Congressional Budget Office report. Reports conducted by the congressionally-appointed National Defense Panel and Center for Nonproliferation Studies indicate the modernization plans could cost as much as $1 trillion over the next three decades.
The Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation works to identify portions of nuclear modernization plans that can be sensibly scaled back or reduced.
Recent Analysis on Nuclear Weapons Spending:
- Congress’ Call to Expand National Missile Defense Marks the Height of Irresponsibility December 2, 2016 Read More
- Major Differences Between House, Senate, & Conference Fiscal Year 2017 Defense Authorization Bills December 1, 2016 Read More
- Cost of U.S. Nuclear Triad Modernization: $1 Trillion November 8, 2016 Read More
- New ICBMs cost estimates October 11, 2016 Read More
- Ask an Expert: Philip Coyle on National Missile Defense September 16, 2016 Read More
- Nuclear Terrorism: A Clear and Present Danger August 1, 2016 Read More
- Summary of Senate Version of Fiscal 2016 National Defense Authorization Bill May 23, 2016 Read More
- Senior Fellow John Isaacs’ Op-Ed in Medium April 7, 2016 Read More
- Center factsheet cited by CBC April 1, 2016 Read More
- The United States Nuclear Arsenal: Costs and Constraints March 24, 2016 Read More