Washington, United States
The government of the president of the United States, Joe Biden, expressed this Thursday its intention to modernize the country’s nuclear arsenal to ensure that it is safe and effective.
“We will continue to do that to ensure that we can deter other countries from nuclear aggression,” said the US Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm, at a press conference at the White House.
To this end, the person in charge considered that there should be a “consensus process” between the Democratic Party and Republican Party to carry out this modernization.
“We are starting the process within the Department of Energy, we have to find a solution, but it has to be based on an agreement,” he said.
During the term of former President Donald Trump (2017-2021), the Pentagon recommended spending more than 6% of its budget on the so-called Nuclear Triad, made up of strategic bombers, submarines and ICBMs, many of which were already decades old. of antiquity.
And he proposed to strengthen and renew the current arsenal without having to resort to expanding it.
It is expected that the Biden Administration conduct a comprehensive review of the country’s nuclear posture and examine plans to modernize the arsenal, which is estimated to cost $ 1.7 trillion over 30 years.