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Washington Post Debunks Nuclear Spending Hyperbole

5:49 PM, Nov 30, 2011 • By ROBERT ZARATE
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there are serious problems with the $700 billion figure.  Simply updating a 2009 study with inflation estimates is a bit simplistic, especially when applying the formula used in the study to current budget figures might cause you to rethink the numbers….   Given the uncertainty of the figures, Ploughshares should consider providing a range of numbers and perhaps more clearly segregating the cost of nuclear weapons from the cost of related programs.

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