“They went, ‘Oh, that’s really expensive. Oh, that’s really expensive, damn.’”
A senior Pentagon official describes the reaction of Pentagon analysts upon discovering that the cost of the B61 Life Extension Program could be $10 billion, $4 billion more than the National Nuclear Security Administration’s latest estimate.
Grossman, Elaine, “Pentagon Official Blames U.S. Bomb Cost Hike on ‘Incomplete’ DOE Agency Estimate,” Global Security Newswire, August 3, 2012.