The End of Overkill? Reassessing U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy | Cato Institute

security does not require nearly 1,600 nuclear weapons deployed on a triad of systems—bombers, land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), and submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs)—to deliver them. A smaller arsenal deployed entirely on submarines would save roughly $20 billion annually while deterring attacks on the United States and its allies. A missile dyad is more politically feasible but saves less.

Source: The End of Overkill? Reassessing U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy | Cato Institute

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