Obama Administration Offers $4 Billion Boost to Nuclear Arms Arsenal

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Dmitry Medvedev and Barack Obama.
Dmitry Medvedev and Barack Obama.

The Obama administration is reportedly offering to add $4.1 billion toward maintaining and modernizing the U.S. nuclear weapons arsenal and laboratories. The additional money comes on top of $10 billion the administration already agreed to over ten years.The boost is a bid to win Republicans' approval of a nuclear arms control treaty with Russia, before they take control of the Senate. [AP]