Click to view a PDF version of this factsheet. What are we building? The United States is planning to spend up to $1 trillion to maintain and overhaul its nuclear arsenal by rebuilding each leg of the nuclear triad and aspects of its accompanying infrastructure. The plans include, but are not limited to, a new […]
Factsheets & Analysis on Nuclear Weapons Spending
On May 12, the Senate Armed Services Committee approved a $602 billion authorization bill by a vote of 23-3. The three Senators who voted no were reported as Deb Fischer (R-NB), Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT). Cruz said he voted no because of the provision requiring women to register for the draft. Lee […]
Click to download a PDF version of the briefing book. The Fiscal Year 2017 Budget in Context Introduction The Fiscal Year 2017 Defense Department requests $523.9 billion for the annual “base” budget, which is $2.2 billion more than current levels, and $10.4 billion below last year’s request. This amount does not include certain other security […]
President Obama’s final budget request includes disappointing reductions in funding for nuclear non-proliferation programs.
The U.S. is planning to build a nuclear armed cruise missile, but at what cost?