Tuesday, 10 April 2012

US Department of State Releases Latest Nuclear Weapons Aggregate

The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance has released the latest aggregate numbers of strategic offensive arms.  This is part of the newly negotiated START treaty.

 The "Fact Sheet" comes from the biannual exchange of data required by the Treaty. It contains data declared current as of March 1, 2012. Data will be updated each six month period after entry into force of the Treaty.Regardless of your view there are still too many of these weapons, capable of destroying the planet several times over.  

 You will note that the U.S. still has more nuclear weapons than the Russian Federation.   It has close to two thirds more deployed ICBMs, deployed SLBMs and deployed heavy bombers. 

Category of Data
United States

Deployed ICBMs, Deployed SLBMs, and Deployed Heavy Bombers

Warheads on Deployed ICBMs, on Deployed SLBMs, and Nuclear Warheads Counted for Deployed Heavy Bombers

Deployed and Non-deployed Launchers of ICBMs, Deployed and Non-deployed Launchers of SLBMs, and Deployed and Non-deployed Heavy Bombers

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