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Your Call: Modernizing U.S. nuclear arsenal could cost $1 trillion

Aug 4, 2016

 


On the August 4th edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss the Obama administration’s $1 trillion plan to modernize the U.S. nuclear weapons arsenal.

The U.S. has 7,100 active and inactive nuclear warheads. In 2009, President Obama pledged to “seek the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons.” Does this suggest a major policy shift? How serious is the threat of nuclear war today? Why doesn’t this issue get more attention? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

Tom Collina, director of policy for the Ploughshares Fund

James M. Acton, co-director of the Nuclear Policy Program and senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment

Web Resources:

Ploughshares Fund

Carnegie Endowment, Nuclear Policy

Arms Control Association

Peace Action’s Groundswell

Arms Control Association: Nuclear Weapons: Who Has What at a Glance

New York Times: As U.S. Modernizes Nuclear Weapons, ‘Smaller’ Leaves Some Uneasy

New York Times: Reduction of Nuclear Arsenal Has Slowed Under Obama, Report Finds

The Trillion Dollar Nuclear Triad

Union of Concerned Scientists: Top Scientists Call for Obama to Take Nuclear Missiles off Hair-Trigger Alert