Slate: Our Hidden WMD program

Fred Kaplan of Slate breaks down the United States budget for nuclear weapons.

[T]his year’s spending on nuclear activities is equal to what Ronald Reagan spent at the height of the U.S.-Soviet standoff. It exceeds by over 50 percent the average annual sum ($4.2 billion) that the United States spent—again, in real dollars—throughout the four and a half decades of the Cold War.