Obama Promised a “World Without Nuclear Weapons,” But May Now Spend $1 Trillion on Upgrades


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Published on Oct 24, 2014

President Obama gave a major address in 2009 in the Czech Republic that called for a nuclear-free world. His disarmament efforts were cited when he won the Nobel Peace Prize, but since then advocates say little progress has been made. A recent New York Times investigation found the United States is on pace to spend as much as $1 trillion over the next three decades to modernize its nuclear arsenal and facilities. This week, more than 150 countries at the United Nations signed a joint statement calling on nuclear powers to attend the third major conference on the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons scheduled this December in Vienna. The United States has yet to attend one of the meetings.

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