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
- Select Comparisons Between House and Senate FY 2020 National Defense Authorization Bills July 25, 2019
- Summary: FY 2020 Senate National Defense Authorization Bill (HR 1790) June 17, 2019
- Some Key Elements of House Armed Services Committee Draft FY 2020 National Defense Authorization Bill (H.R. 2500) June 10, 2019
- Summary: FY 2020 House Defense Appropriations Bill (HR. 2968) June 5, 2019
- Fiscal Year 2020 Defense Spending Briefing Book March 29, 2019
- Op-ed: Trump’s missile defense plans: More theology on unproven technology January 25, 2019
- Summary: FY 2019 Defense Appropriations Bill Conference Report (H.R. 6157) September 25, 2018
- July recap: United States August 9, 2018
- Conference Report on FY 2019 NDAA: Major Nuclear Provisions July 26, 2018
- Differences Between House and Senate FY 2019 NDAA on Major Nuclear Provisions June 22, 2018