Eagle: Billions Being Spent on US Nuclear Bombs in Europe

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Obama accused of nuclear U-turn as guided weapons plan emerges

Plan to spend $10bn on updating nuclear bombs goes against 2010 pledge not to deploy new weapons, say critics


According to newly published budget figures, the US will spend about $10bn (£6.5bn) on a life extension programme for the B61 bombs, and another $1bn on adding controllable tail fins. Kristensen said the tail kit would give the B61 new capabilities, once some of the upgraded weapons were deployed as scheduled in Europe in 2019 or 2020.

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