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Contents

SIPRI Yearbook 2020

SIPRI Yearbook 2020

I. US nuclear forces

Chapter:
10. World nuclear forces
Source:
SIPRI Yearbook 2020
Author(s):
Shannon N. Kile, Hans M. Kristensen

As of January 2020, the United States maintained a military stockpile of approximately 3800 nuclear warheads, roughly the same number as in January 2019. The stockpile included approximately 1750 deployed nuclear warheads, consisting of about 1600 strategic and 150 non-strategic (or tactical) warheads. In addition, about 2050 warheads were held in reserve and around 2000 retired warheads were awaiting dismantlement (385 fewer than the estimate for January 2019), giving a total inventory of approximately 5800 nuclear warheads (see table 10.2).

Citation (MLA):
Kile, Shannon N., and Hans M. Kristensen. "10. World nuclear forces." SIPRI Yearbook. SIPRI. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2016. Web. 28 Nov. 2020. <https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198869207/sipri-9780198869207-chapter-010-div1-122.xml>.
Citation (APA):
Kile, S., & Kristensen, H. (2016). 10. World nuclear forces. In SIPRI, SIPRI Yearbook 2020: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Retrieved 28 Nov. 2020, from https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198869207/sipri-9780198869207-chapter-010-div1-122.xml
Citation (Chicago):
Kile, Shannon N., and Hans M. Kristensen. "10. World nuclear forces." In SIPRI Yearbook 2020: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security, SIPRI. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016). Retrieved 28 Nov. 2020, from https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198869207/sipri-9780198869207-chapter-010-div1-122.xml
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