Obama Budget Request Seeks Additional $7B for Nuclear Arsenal
Democracy Now, 02 February 2010
As part of a record $3.8 trillion budget proposal, the Obama administration is asking Congress to increase spending on the US nuclear arsenal by more than $7 billion over the next five years. Obama is seeking the extra money despite a pledge to cut the US arsenal and seek a nuclear weapons-free world. The proposal includes large funding increases for a new plutonium production facility in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Jay Coghlan, executive director of Nuclear Watch of New Mexico talks about it.