President Trump is right: The world is not yet prepared for complete nuclear disarmament. But the realization of that vision will not be the result of a future “magical moment.” It will be the result of frustrating, protracted dialogue, negotiation, and verification over many decades.
The United States and Russia are in the early stages of robust nuclear modernization programs to update each leg of their respective nuclear triads—planes, intercontinental ballistic missiles, and submarines—over the next 30 years. So how much does it all cost and where does the money go?
As director of digital communications, Carter B. Bates is responsible for the Nuclear Threat Initiative’s digital strategy, leading efforts in web development, digital and social media outreach, and content development. He joined NTI in July 2015.