CASPER, Wyo. – The military is expected to spend between $4 billion and $5 billion in the next 10 to 20 years to modernize the intercontinental ballistic missile system in Wyoming’s F. E. Warren Air Force Base.
The Casper Star-Tribune reports that the spending could more than quadruple the typical amount of construction expenditure in Cheyenne.
The upgrades include concrete pours for new missile silos, and buildings to house improved communication systems for the ICBM network. They are part of a $140 billion effort to replace the nation’s aging Minuteman nuclear missiles.
Wyoming of the congressional delegation and some policy-makers to the project as needed to keep America safe. Others see it as a risky gambit that could push the world closer to a nuclear war.
Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, http://www.trib.com