CBO: Nuclear forces to cost $122B more than previously projected

By Shelley K. Mesch, Linda Hersey / July 14, 2023 at 3:08 PM
The Pentagon plans to spend upwards of $756 billion on its nuclear enterprise over the next 10 years, according to a new Congressional Budget Office projection, which is 19% higher than the 10-year projection CBO made in 2021. The Defense Department’s fiscal year 2023 budget request documents delineated the increased funds for the 2023-2032 time period, according to the CBO report released Friday . The previous estimate tallied $634 billion from 2021-2030 -- $122 billion less. Broken down, the estimate...

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