Yeah, no, fuck this shit!
While it is true that the US and Russia are seeking to modernise their atomic armouries, this is mainly because the existing weapons are mostly very old.
Old my arse. I don't know how retarded one get get in financing the MIC in useless plutonium production but
.... a trillion dollar "revamp" bill (lower end of the scale, this is the MIC of course). And remember, this is money we DON'T have, there already is a hole of 120 trillion+ in the taxpayer's pocket. Strenously denied by progressives. And conservative hawks if it suits them.
.... signed by the Obamacare president who vaguely promised to abolish nukes
.... and which includes reneval of aircraft-delivered weapons that the Air Force doesn't even want in the first place
.... and all meant to equip a super-expensive "triad" of land/air/submarine delivered vehicles, something that makes only sense when seen as a cold-war leftover of inter-service rivalries
.... plus the destabilization of the whole MAD system by "missile shields" of dubious value but which may get dangerously better leading to launch on warning, doomsday machines and other Good Ideas of Lost Civilization of the Galaxy.
leads to the conclusion that the taxpayer may well end up getting a BBQ of epic proportions that will be decidedly bigger than promised. At best he will get radioactive pollution (hey, how is the State of Washington doing with its underground cleanup at Hanford? Salmon already alight in the Columbia River?), maybe a stray nuke pop and definetely a trillion dollar less healthcare and public skools.
Realistically it's plain that the risk of global thermonuclear war is nothing like as severe right now as it was during various periods of the Cold War.
Famous last words of people who are very young or otherwise differently abled. The fun with political situations is that new stuff pops up the next minute. Remember The Caliphate? Yeah, that kind of "new stuff".