Asking Delegates on War Spending, by Paul Krautmann | Letters to the Editor
The United States embarked on a 30-year “modernization” of its nuclear weapons in March 2016. This “modernization” includes new nuclear submarines (SLBMs), new intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) and new heavy bombers, all with improved weapon systems.
Hold on to your hats, folks. The current estimate of the cost through 2046 is $ 1.7 trillion.
The United States has no enemy that needs to receive the current largesse of 800 ICBMs, 1920 SLBMs, and 850 warheads carried by the B-52 and B-2 long-range bombers.
Alas, do not be afraid. The United States is working vigorously on a new cold war with China, Russia, or both. Hence the imperative to “modernize” the nuclear arsenal. The United States must always be ready.
In case your citizens haven’t noticed, your country has been engaged in an endless war in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia and other African countries for 20 years. None of these countries qualify as more than groups of stone throwers. Yet your country has proved incapable of defeating even one of them at a cost of more than a few trillions of dollars.
The nuclear modernization program has endured Presidents Obama, Trump and Biden, as well as members of Congress from both corrupt political parties, including your New Hampshire Democratic representatives on Capitol Hill.
Given that this letter will be read by a staff member from each of my representatives from New Hampshire to Washington and then tossed in the trash, I challenge the Cheshire County Democrats to question Sens. Shaheen and Hassan, and Congressmen Kuster and Pappas, on this issue. and their support for nuclear weapons.
Please get back to me when you have answers from all of them.
References: Arms Control Association, “United States Nuclear Modernization Programs”.
Stop the war and start the peace.