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Nuclear Budget

Passing the Nuclear Baton

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.10.2016 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

Obama got us moving in the right direction, but when you are fleeing a forest fire, it is not just a question of direction but also of speed. Can we get to safety before catastrophe engulfs us?

Nuclear Death, Warmed Over

Jon Wolfsthal | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics
Jon Wolfsthal

The cold war is over is long gone, but the nuclear triad remains. And now, as the nuclear weapons built and deployed in the 1980s reach the end of their operational lives, the government is planning to not only maintain these weapons, but to build their replacements.

Cutting the Solid Gold Nuke

Benjamin Loehrke | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics
Benjamin Loehrke

Despite the lack of military value, the Pentagon still wants to refurbish the remaining bombs -- a process that would cost a fortune. The planned upgrades would cost $28.9 million per bomb -- twice as much as the cost of the bomb's weight in gold.

The Half-Trillion Dollar Nuclear Budget

Benjamin Loehrke | Posted 12.10.2012 | Politics
Benjamin Loehrke

Nuclear weapons are becoming increasingly irrelevant for national security. Yet, instead of scaling back the excessively large arsenal, military planners are putting in place programs to "modernize it," essentially locking the United States into several decades of nuclear build-up.

Defense Hawk Says Cut the Nuclear Arsenal

Benjamin Loehrke | Posted 09.23.2012 | Politics
Benjamin Loehrke

To have a capable military on an affordable budget, excessive or outdated programs must be cut. His solution is that nukes should be on the chopping block. It's strong advice.