Tuesday, May 4, 2010

National Defense - #1677 - White House Reveals Exact Number of U.S. Nuclear Warheads - Hot Air

Less than a month ago, the Obama administration amended the US nuclear-response policy to remove all strategic ambiguity from the process, explicitly delineating when the US would consider a nuclear response to an attack. Yesterday, the White House did the same with our nuclear inventory. After decades of deliberate ambiguity about the exact numbers of nuclear weapons the US has, the Obama administration leaked the exact number: The United States has 5,113 nuclear warheads in its stockpile and many thousands more that have been retired and are awaiting dismantling, according to a senior defense official. The release of the number of warheads marks only the second time in U.S. history the government has released the once top secret information. Read more......

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