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Nuclear weapons -- United States

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View Resource Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists: Where They Were

In what is being widely regarded as a ground-breaking article, three noted nuclear weapons analysts have revealed that, during the Cold War, the US stored up to 12,000 nuclear weapons and components in at least 23 countries and 5 American territories including Japan, Cuba, Iceland, and Morocco. Appearing in the November/ December 1999 issue of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, this article is...

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View Resource National Security Archive Companion Page to the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists November/December 1999 Issue

In what is being widely regarded as a ground-breaking article, three noted nuclear weapons analysts have revealed that, during the Cold War, the US stored up to 12,000 nuclear weapons and components in at least 23 countries and 5 American territories including Japan, Cuba, Iceland, and Morocco. Appearing in the November/ December 1999 issue of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, the article is...

https://nsarchive2.gwu.edu/news/19991020/
View Resource Toward True Security: A US Nuclear Posture for the Next Decade

Recently released by the Federation of American Scientists, Natural Resources Defense Council, and Union of Concerned Scientists, this report proposes a new nuclear weapons policy for the United States. The authors argue that the current force structure and doctrine are obsolete and actually endanger, rather than increase, America's security and that of the rest of the world. The report analyzes...

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View Resource The Nuclear Vault: "How Much is Enough?": The U.S. Navy and "Finite Deterrence"

The National Security Archive at The George Washington University is well-regarded for their Electronic Briefing Book series, and this particular entry edited by William Burr is yet another fine addition. This particular work looks at the question of "how much is enough" as regards the necessary number of US nuclear submarines in the early 1960s. It was a subject of the utmost concern to military...

https://nsarchive2.gwu.edu/nukevault/ebb275/
View Resource The United States and Pakistan's Quest for the Bomb

The National Security Archive at The George Washington University is dedicated to providing key diplomatic documents that describe the world of political relationships and other key areas of government relations between the United States and other nations. This electronic briefing book released in December 2010 takes a look at the attempts by the Carter administration to roll back Pakistan's...

https://nsarchive2.gwu.edu/nukevault/ebb333/