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Contents

SIPRI Yearbook 2017

SIPRI Yearbook 2017

I. US nuclear forces

Chapter:
11. World nuclear forces
Source:
SIPRI Yearbook 2017
Author(s):
Shannon N. Kile, Hans M. Kristensen

As of January 2017, the United States maintained a military stockpile of about 4000 nuclear warheads.1 This represented a reduction of approximately 500 warheads compared with early 2016, as a result of a unilateral cut ordered by US President Barack Obama.2 The active stockpile included approximately 1800 deployed nuclear warheads, consisting of nearly 1650 strategic and 150 non-strategic warheads. In addition, about 2200 warheads were held in reserve and another roughly 2800 retired warheads were awaiting dismantlement, giving a total inventory of approximately 6800 nuclear warheads (see table 11.2).

Citation (MLA):
Kile, Shannon N., and Hans M. Kristensen. "11. World nuclear forces." SIPRI Yearbook. SIPRI. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2016. Web. 13 Dec. 2018. <http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198811800/sipri-9780198811800-chapter-11-div1-57.xml>.
Citation (APA):
Kile, S., & Kristensen, H. (2016). 11. World nuclear forces. In SIPRI, SIPRI Yearbook 2017: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Retrieved 13 Dec. 2018, from http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198811800/sipri-9780198811800-chapter-11-div1-57.xml
Citation (Chicago):
Kile, Shannon N., and Hans M. Kristensen. "11. World nuclear forces." In SIPRI Yearbook 2017: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security, SIPRI. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016). Retrieved 13 Dec. 2018, from http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198811800/sipri-9780198811800-chapter-11-div1-57.xml
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