The Cost of Preparing to Fight vs. Preventing Nuclear War
1940 and 1995, the United States spent an estimated $3.5 Trillion to
prepare for nuclear war. This went toward building and maintaining
nuclear weapons and their delivery systems as well as commanding,
controlling, and defending against the bomb.Spending
on nuclear weapons did not disappear along with the Soviet Union. The
United States will spend nearly $27 Billion in Fiscal Year 2001 to
prepare to fight a nuclear war.