Accounting Exercise It is no secret that U.S. plans for maintaining and upgrading its nuclear strike forces will cost a lot of money. In fact, Pentagon officials estimate that depending on what is included, plans for a new Long-Range Strike Bomber, Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile and Ohio-class submarine, and other efforts, could consume about 7% of the Pentagon’s war chest of $500 billion or more per year. The problem is that the U.S. expects to buy its first new$7 ...

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