U.S. Nuclear-Weapons Plan Is So Expensive, It Can’t Be Implemented

A new study says the strategy to update the U.S. triad of nuclear-armed aircraft, submarines and missiles would cost $1 trillion over the next 30 years, even under conservative assumptions.

A nuclear-capable B-2 aircraft drops 500-pound bombs during a U.S. Air Force exercise at a Nevada test range in 2007. Two nuclear-weapon analysts assert that today's $1 trillion plans to modernize U.S. bombers, missiles and submarines are unaffordable.
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