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GAO Audits Defense, Energy Department Budget for Nuclear Arsenal Sustainment, Modernization

The Government Accountability Office has published its audit of an annual joint report by the Defense Department and Energy Department on the estimated budget required for the upkeep and modernization of the country’s nuclear arsenal. The GAO stated that it had found the budget estimates in the joint report for fiscal year 2018 “generally accurate and complete based on the underlying data that DoD used to create them.” The oversight agency also said the joint report had managed to address concerns previously raised about the methodology used to arrive at the budget estimates.

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Vladimir Putin: Russia Continues Efforts to Modernize Nuclear Forces in Support of Arms Control Agreements

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that his country’s efforts to modernize nuclear forces conform with existing arms control agreements including a nuclear arms reduction treaty with the U.S., NBC News reported Friday. Alexey Eremenko and Eoghan MacGuire write the Russian president also claims that the country continues to develop nuclear warheads …

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