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Contents

SIPRI Yearbook 2018

SIPRI Yearbook 2018

I. US nuclear forces

Chapter:
6. World nuclear forces
Source:
SIPRI Yearbook 2018
Author(s):
Dan Smith

As of January 2018, the United States maintained a military stockpile of about 3800 nuclear warheads, a reduction of nearly 200 warheads compared with the total in early 2017.1 The stockpile included approximately 1750 deployed nuclear warheads, consisting of about 1600 strategic and 150 non-strategic warheads. In addition, about 2050 warheads were held in reserve and around 2650 retired warheads were awaiting dismantlement, giving a total inventory of approximately 6450 nuclear warheads (see table 6.2). The reduction in warheads was due to the USA’s implementation of its warhead life-extension programmes and continuing implementation of the 2010 Treaty on Measures for the Further Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms (New START) during 2017.2

Citation (MLA):
Smith, Dan. "6. World nuclear forces." SIPRI Yearbook. SIPRI. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2016. Web. 19 Dec. 2018. <http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198821557/sipri-9780198821557-chapter-6-div1-030.xml>.
Citation (APA):
Smith, D. (2016). 6. World nuclear forces. In SIPRI, SIPRI Yearbook 2018: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Retrieved 19 Dec. 2018, from http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198821557/sipri-9780198821557-chapter-6-div1-030.xml
Citation (Chicago):
Smith, Dan. "6. World nuclear forces." In SIPRI Yearbook 2018: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security, SIPRI. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016). Retrieved 19 Dec. 2018, from http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198821557/sipri-9780198821557-chapter-6-div1-030.xml
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