US Weapons Programme

Posted: 3rd October 2021

President Biden has disappointed so far in fulfilling his campaign promise

to reduce the role of nuclear weapons in U.S. national security policy.
Most notably, his administration’s fiscal year 2022 budget fully funded
every aspect of the Trump nuclear weapons program. The budget even went
beyond what was contained in the Pentagon’s pre-existing plan, which
could cost up to $2 trillion over the next three decades. Congress is now
poised to vote on the elements of that plan as it considers the National
Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). One of the president’s worst budgetary
decisions was to substantially increase funding for a new intercontinental
ballistic missile (ICBM) known officially by the antiseptic moniker
ground-based strategic deterrent (GBSD). One would hardly know from the
name of the system that it risks ending life as we know it.

 The Hill 2nd Oct 2021

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