Monday, November 24, 2014
This is coolbert:
Reducing the quantity of nuclear warheads over a period of decades those absolute numbers steadily declining while at the same time MAKING THOSE REMAINING ATOMIC MUNITIONS MORE EFFECTIVE not really provocative or confrontational?
"US nuclear upgrade may ‘provoke nuclear confrontation’ with Russia"
"The US decision to spend billions of dollars to upgrade its nuclear forces may 'provoke a nuclear confrontation' with Russia"
"Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Friday announced that the Pentagon will increase spending on the management of the US nuclear arsenal by about 10 percent a year for the next five years.
The US nuclear weapons forces already cost over $15 billion annually."
And it is not like since the end of the Soviet Union that the Russian has stood still with regard to making more effective THEIR nuclear strike force.
That total annual cost and expenditure for the U.S. nuclear weapons force including all aspects of the munitions, including dismantling and storage of the radioactive material subsequent to removal from a warhead. So is my understanding.
But a news nuclear arms race as a consequence of the Pentagon decision? NO!