Despite President Trump’s claims that his first order was “to renovate and modernize” the US nuclear arsenal, efforts at nuclear modernization began in 2014 under former President Barack Obama. The plan is expected to cost upwards of $1 trillion dollars over the life cycle of the new systems, with $400 billion of that spent through 2024. The modernization efforts are required if the US nuclear triad—
About the Speaker
Dr Heather M. Roff is a Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford, a Research Scientist at the Global Security Initiative at the Arizona State University, a Fellow at the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence at the University of Cambridge, and lastly a Fellow at the New America, Washington DC, Cybersecurity Initiative, Future of War Project.
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This lecture was part of the Blavatnik Public Lecture Series at the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk.