What Nuclear Weapons Cost Us

The U.S. is on track to spend between $620 billion and $661 billion on nuclear weapons and related programs over the next decade. Do we really need to be spending so much on weapons that military experts don't believe are relevant to today's threats? Find out exactly where the money is going below.What Nuclear Weapons Cost Us

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Just how many nuclear weapons are associated with these mounting costs? Currently, the U.S. has 8,000 warheads in its stockpile making it the second largest nuclear weapons holder in the world.

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