Saturday, January 30, 2010

Obama Ups Spending on Nuclear Weapons

Obama is reportedly planning on upping the spending on nuclear weapons to levels higher then his immediate predecessor had. Should this be seen as Obama backtracking on his decision to defund the Reliable Replacement Warhead program. I will have to wait to see the request before opining further, but at first brush this is a much better idea then allowing our deterrent to deteriorate.

"Barack Obama has allocated £4.3billion to spend on maintaining the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile - £370million more than what was budgeted by George Bush.

The budget will also be increased by more than £3.1billion over the next five years.

The announcement comes despite the American President declaring nuclear weapons were the ‘greatest danger’ to U.S. people during in his State of the Union address on Wednesday.

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