By Hans M. Kristensen
The cost of securing U.S. non-strategic nuclear weapons deployed in Europe is expected to nearly double to meet increased U.S. security standards, according to the Pentagon’s FY2015 budget request.
According to the Department of Defense NATO Security Investment Program , NATO has invested over $80 Million since 2000 to secure nuclear weapons storage sites in Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, and Turkey.
But according to the Department of Defense budget request, new U.S. security standards will require another $154 million to further beef up security at six bases in the five countries. Continue Reading →