The $1.2 trillion cost of modernizing the nation’s nuclear arsenal over the next 30 years has renewed debate about whether all of the Pentagon’s new programs are actually necessary. The Congressional Budget Office reviewed the cost of nuclear weapon modernization plans from 2017-46 and found that while incrementally upgrading nuclear forces would cost about $400 billion, operating and sustaining the weapons will add another $800 billion to the bill. “That increase would ...


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