What's The US Still Doing With All These Nukes?
Newsy spoke with Adm. Cecil Haney, head of U.S. Strategic Command, about the administration's plans to maintain and modernize the nuclear arsenal.March 30, 2016
"I state clearly and with conviction America's commitment to seek the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons. I'm not naive. This goal will not be reached quickly," President Barack Obama said in Prague in 2009.
Seven years after that speech and some 70 years after the first atomic bomb was dropped, a world without nuclear weapons seems like wishful thinking.
Over the next three decades, the U.S. plans to spend as much as $1 trillion to refurbish or replace a new generation of air-, sea- and land-based nuclear weapons.