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
- Fiscal Year 2019 Defense Spending Briefing Book February 15, 2018
- Analysis of Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Bill: HR 2810 November 14, 2017
- Senior Policy Director Alexandra Bell Quoted in Defense News August 10, 2017
- Fiscal Year 2018 House Defense Appropriations Bill July 27, 2017
- Keeping Watch: Flawed Senate Bill to Expand National Missile Defense June 29, 2017
- FY 2018 Defense Budget Request Briefing Book May 25, 2017
- New Trump Budget Bolsters Nukes, Cuts Non-Proliferation Programs May 23, 2017
- FY 2017 Omnibus Appropriations Bill May 2, 2017
- The Rising Cost of Nuclear Forces February 21, 2017
- Congress’ Call to Expand National Missile Defense Marks the Height of Irresponsibility December 2, 2016