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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 the fruit of years of detective work and appears to declassify a formerly top secret study, "History of the Custody and Deployment of Nuclear Weapons: July 1945 through September 1977," which was prepared by the Office of the Secretary of Defense in 1978. The National Security Archive companion site offers excerpts from this declassified report, related documents, a press release, and several links.
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