Tuesday, September 23, 2014

U.S. To Spend $1 Trillion Upgrading Its Nuclear Arsenal


U.S. Ramping Up Major Renewal in Nuclear Arms -- New York Times

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A sprawling new plant here in a former soybean field makes the mechanical guts of America’s atomic warheads. Bigger than the Pentagon, full of futuristic gear and thousands of workers, the plant, dedicated last month, modernizes the aging weapons that the United States can fire from missiles, bombers and submarines.

It is part of a nationwide wave of atomic revitalization that includes plans for a new generation of weapon carriers. A recent federal study put the collective price tag, over the next three decades, at up to a trillion dollars.

This expansion comes under a president who campaigned for “a nuclear-free world” and made disarmament a main goal of American defense policy. The original idea was that modest rebuilding of the nation’s crumbling nuclear complex would speed arms refurbishment, raising confidence in the arsenal’s reliability and paving the way for new treaties that would significantly cut the number of warheads.

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More News On The U.S. Decision To Spend $1 Trillion Upgrading Its Nuclear Arsenal

Projected US Nuclear Weapons Spending Hits $1 TRILLION – Just Five Years after Obama's Nobel Peace Prize -- Daily Mail
‘Anti-nuclear’ Obama plans to spend $1 trillion on nukes -- RT
Rising Global Threats Likely Sparked Obama Revamp of Nuclear Program -- Newsmax
Backsliding on Nuclear Promises -- New York Times editorial

My Comment: This is a major story ... and even I almost missed it .... but with the exception of the New York Times .... everyone else in the news media is ignoring it.

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