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Atomic Audit: The Hidden Costs of Our Nuclear Arsenal

In conjunction with the publication of a new Brookings book, Atomic Audit: The Costs and Consequences of U.S. Nuclear Weapons Since 1940, the Brookings Institution held an important briefing on the previously unknown costs of U.S. nuclear weapons.

  • How much has the United States spent on its nuclear arsenal and what is it spending today?
  • How were U.S. nuclear weapons requirements determined?
  • Did civilian and military leaders understand the full costs of nuclear weapons?
  • What are the environmental and public health costs of nuclear weapons?
  • What can India and Pakistan learn from the U.S. experience with nuclear weapons?


See also the U.S. Nuclear Weapons Cost Study Project >>

Agenda

Analysis and Commentary

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Admiral Harry W. Hill

Professor of Maritime Strategy, National War College; Author, "The Origins of Overkill: Nuclear Weapons and American Strategy, 1945-1960"; "American Atomic Strategy and the Hydrogen Bomb Decision"; Co-editor, America's Plans for War against the Soviet Union, 1945-1950

Panelists include

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John Pike

Director, Space Policy Project, Federation of American Scientists

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Kevin O’Neill

Deputy Director, Institute for Science and International Security

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Steven M. Kosiak

Director of Budget Studies, Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments

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William J. Weida

Project Director, Global Resource Action Center for the Environment

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