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 >>
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
Associate Professor of History, Temple University
President, Institute for Energy and Environmental Research
Director, Space Policy Project, Federation of American Scientists
Deputy Director, Institute for Science and International Security
Senior Staff Analyst, Natural Resources Defense Council
Director of Budget Studies, Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments
Director, National Security Archive, George Washington University
Co-author of Atomic Audit
Project Director, Global Resource Action Center for the Environment
To subscribe or manage your subscriptions to our top event topic lists, please visit our event topics page.