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
- 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
- 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