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:
- FY 2018 Defense Budget Request Briefing Book May 25, 2017 Read More
- New Trump Budget Bolsters Nukes, Cuts Non-Proliferation Programs May 23, 2017 Read More
- FY 2017 Omnibus Appropriations Bill May 2, 2017 Read More
- The Rising Cost of Nuclear Forces February 21, 2017 Read More
- 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
- The End of the Plutonium Management and Disposition Agreement: A Dark Cloud with a Silver Lining November 3, 2016 Read More
- Fact Sheet: The United States Nuclear Arsenal Costs and Constraints October 17, 2016 Read More
- New ICBMs cost estimates October 11, 2016 Read More