“What will taxpayers get for that money? Not much.
Nuclear weapons do precious little to address the real threats we and our allies face today, and do nothing to address the threat of terrorism.
Nothing to counter Islamic State forces in Iraq and Syria. Nothing to counteract the growing risk of cyber attack.
These plans will cost $348 billion over the next 10 years, according to a Congressional Budget Office estimate released last week. The National Defense Panel, appointed by Congress, found that the price tag over 30 years could be as much as a $1 trillion.
And, while recognizing the very problematic behavior of Russian President Vladimir Putin, the truth is U.S. nuclear forces did not stop the Russian military from invading Ukraine either. Spending more money on nuclear weapons would not turn them back. The conventional forces that the United States and its allies have at their…
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