CBO: Updating, Sustaining Nuclear Arsenal Would Cost $1.2T Over 30 Years


Modernizing and maintaining the United States’ nuclear arsenal would cost $1.2 trillion over the next 30 years, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) said in a Tuesday report.

The CBO found that to update or buy new versions of the land, air and sea components of the nuclear triad and sustain them would cost 50 percent more than operating and sustaining alone.

The nuclear arsenal is in the midst of a multibillion-effort to upgrade — and in some cases, completely rebuild — many of its warheads and related components, but much of the costs have been kept secret. Read more at The Hill.





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