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 2021 National Defense Authorization Bills August 12, 2020
- FY 2021 Defense Appropriations Bill from House Appropriations Committee July 17, 2020
- Summary: FY 2021 Senate National Defense Authorization Bill (S. 4049) June 26, 2020
- Summary of Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Bill Approved by Senate Armed Services Committee June 16, 2020
- What the coronavirus can teach us about nuclear weapons May 6, 2020
- White House Budget Request for Fiscal Year 2021 Nuclear Weapons Spending March 20, 2020
- Why Does Trump Want to Spend Billions on New Nukes? February 12, 2020
- Fiscal Year 2021 Defense Spending Briefing Book February 11, 2020
- Trump proposes 25 percent bump in nuke spending February 10, 2020
- Trump to request 20 percent boost in nuclear spending January 30, 2020