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CNN : The US accounted for nearly half of the $72.9 billion spent on nuclear weapons last year


(CNN)A collective $72.9 billion was spent on nuclear weapons by the world's nuclear-armed nations in 2019, with the US spending nearly as much as all eight other countries combined, according to a report from a global coalition. The report by the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) notes that the $35.4 billion spent by the US in 2019 on its approximate 5,800 nuclear weapons was an increase of $5.8 billion spent in 2018.

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