Accession Number : AD1027349

Title :   Projected Costs of U.S. Nuclear Forces, 2017 to 2026

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : Congressional Budget Office Washington United States

Personal Author(s) : Bennett,Michael ; Mosher,David ; Hall,Raymond ; Jennings,Sarah ; Kling,Jeffrey ; Sunshine,Robert ; Howlett,Christian ; Salazar,Jorge

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Report Date : 01 Feb 2017

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : Nuclear weapons have been a cornerstone of U.S. national security since they were developed during World War II. In the Cold War, nuclear forces were central to U.S. defense policy, resulting in the buildup of a large arsenal. Since that time, nuclear forces have figured less prominently than conventional forces, and the United States has not built any new nuclear weapons or delivery systems for many years.

Descriptors :   military forces (united states) , national security , intercontinental ballistic missiles , early warning systems , cost estimates , department of defense , nuclear weapons , military personnel , reconnaissance satellites , cruise missiles , tactical aircraft , arms control treaties

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE