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Contents

SIPRI Yearbook 2010

SIPRI Yearbook 2010

XI. Conclusions

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

In 2009 there was an overall decline in the number of operational nuclear weapons deployed by the five legally recognized and four de facto nuclear weapon states. The decline was due primarily to the withdrawal from deployment of warheads on strategic nuclear delivery vehicles by Russia and the United States—which together account for more than 90 per cent of the world’s inventory of nuclear weapons—pursuant to meeting the warhead limit set by the 2002 SORT Treaty. However, many of the Russian and US warheads withdrawn from service have been placed in storage and could be redeployed on delivery vehicles, since neither the 1991 START Treaty nor SORT requires warheads to be verifiably dismantled.

Citation (MLA):
Kile, Shannon N., Vitaly Fedchenko, Bharath Gopalaswamy, and Hans M. Kristensen. "8. World nuclear forces." SIPRI Yearbook. SIPRI. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2016. Web. 16 Dec. 2018. <http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780199581122/sipri-9780199581122-div1-80.xml>.
Citation (APA):
Kile, S., Fedchenko, V., Gopalaswamy, B., & Kristensen, H. (2016). 8. World nuclear forces. In SIPRI, SIPRI Yearbook 2010: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Retrieved 16 Dec. 2018, from http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780199581122/sipri-9780199581122-div1-80.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, 2016). Retrieved 16 Dec. 2018, from http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780199581122/sipri-9780199581122-div1-80.xml
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