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Contents

SIPRI Yearbook 2010

SIPRI Yearbook 2010

8. World nuclear forces

Chapter:
8. World nuclear forces
Source:
SIPRI Yearbook 2010
Author(s):
Shannon N. Kile, Vitaly Fedchenko, Bharath Gopalaswamy, Hans M. Kristensen

At the start of 2010 eight nuclear weapon states possessed more than 7500 operational nuclear weapons. The overall decline in the number of nuclear weapons in 2009 was due primarily to reductions by Russia and the USA in order to meet the limit set by the 2002 SORT Treaty. However, many of the withdrawn warheads have been placed in storage and could be redeployed. Despite signs of a further resurgence of public interest in nuclear disarmament in 2009, all of the legally recognized nuclear weapon states appeared determined to retain their nuclear arsenals for the indefinite future and were either modernizing their nuclear forces or had announced plans to do so.

Citation (MLA):
Kile, Shannon N., Vitaly Fedchenko, Bharath Gopalaswamy, and Hans M. Kristensen. "8. World nuclear forces." SIPRI Yearbook. SIPRI. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2012. Web. 26 Oct. 2014. <http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780199581122/sipri-9780199581122-chapter-9.xml>.
Citation (APA):
Kile, S., Fedchenko, V., Gopalaswamy, B., & Kristensen, H. (2012). 8. World nuclear forces. In SIPRI, SIPRI Yearbook 2010: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Retrieved 26 Oct. 2014, from http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780199581122/sipri-9780199581122-chapter-9.xml
Citation (Chicago):
Kile, Shannon N., Vitaly Fedchenko, Bharath Gopalaswamy, and Hans M. Kristensen. "8. World nuclear forces." In SIPRI Yearbook 2010: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security, SIPRI. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012). Retrieved 26 Oct. 2014, from http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780199581122/sipri-9780199581122-chapter-9.xml
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