- The U.S. maintains more than 10,000 nuclear warheads, enough for 159,000 Hiroshimas.
- Obama’s FY 2012 budget request designates over $7.6 billion to programs directly related to nuclear warheads, an 8.9% increase from the previous year. The increase will be sustained and then increased further “in the later out years.”
- According to a White House fact sheet: “The plan includes investments of $80 billion to sustain and modernize the nuclear weapons complex” … and “well over $100 billion in nuclear delivery systems to sustain existing capabilities and modernize some strategic systems” by the year 2020.
- Between 1940 and 2007 the US spent approximately $7.2 trillion on nuclear weapons, exceeding the combined total federal spending for education; training, employment, and social services; agriculture; natural resources and the environment; general science, space, and technology; community and regional development, including disaster relief; law enforcement; and energy production and regulation.
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