Your Call: Modernizing U.S. nuclear arsenal could cost $1 trillion
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.
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
Arms Control Association: Nuclear Weapons: Who Has What at a Glance
New York Times: As U.S. Modernizes Nuclear Weapons, ‘Smaller’ Leaves Some Uneasy
Union of Concerned Scientists: Top Scientists Call for Obama to Take Nuclear Missiles off Hair-Trigger Alert