Experts Say

Should We Pay The Staggering Economic And Human Costs Of Nuclear Weapons?

Huffington Post
December 10, 2017
By Lawrence Wittner

This October, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) reported that its estimate of the cost for the planned “modernization” the U.S. nuclear weapons complex over the next three decades has risen to $1,200,000,000,000.00. For those of you not familiar with such lofty figures, that’s $1.2 trillion. Furthermore, when adjusted for inflation, the cost of the program?designed to provide new weapons for nuclear warfare on land, in the sea, and in the air, plus upgraded or new facilities to produce them?grows to $1.7 trillion.
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