Mar 17, 2009

What Can You Get for $140 Billion

(How about better upholstery in the launch bunker?)

Today, President Medvedev unveiled his comprehensive military rearmament plan from 2011. As the BBC reports, "Mr Medvedev said the primary task would be to 'increase the combat readiness of [Russia's] forces, first of all our strategic nuclear forces.'"

While $140 billion over two years for new nuclear weapons may sound like a lot of money, it's still $20 billion less than the U.S. has spent on AIG over the last six months.

Now that's a weapon of mass destruction.

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