In the next decade the U.S. will require billions of dollars to modernize nuclear weapons, said the Pentagon chief assistant Madeline Creedon
Creedon said this at a hearing in the Committee on Armed Services Committee U.S. House of Representatives, according to ITAR-TASS.
«Modernization of such expensive costs, but fluctuations in its necessity is not» — she identified, explaining that the design and development of new weapons and their carriers are needed because of the obsolescence nuclear arsenal.
Madeleine Creedon also pointed out that the creation of more reliable nuclear forces will allow the United States to fulfill their forthcoming quantitative reduction.
She did not specify the amount that will need to embody applets. But, according to estimates of the Henry L. Stimson Center, modernization will cost the United States approximately 400 billion dollars.
In turn, commenting on the state of affairs, the head of the U.S. Strategic Command, General Robert Keyler noted that the United States had just begun to «efforts to reorganize the structure of its own nuclear deterrent and related infrastructure.»
According to him, this process will take «several decades.»
Are independent experts have criticized the U.S. administration’s approach to the dilemma, pointing to the possibility of extending the term of the warheads that are not similar reclaims cash infusions. In their opinion, the least overhead approach would be more optimal in the criteria for funding cuts of some U.S. military programs.
Recall that in June of this year, U.S. President Barack Obama addressed an appeal to reduce the RF on the third part of the nuclear arsenals of both countries.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, responding to Obama’s speech, said that Moscow agrees on the need to reduce strategic weapons, but believes that it should make all members of the nuclear club. According to him, at the moment not only the U.S., and other countries rapidly improve their offensive weapons.
Meanwhile, according to the views of some analysts, Obama is unlikely to go down in history as the man who achieved perceptible reduction of nuclear weapons.