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Contents

SIPRI Yearbook 2023

SIPRI Yearbook 2023

I. United States nuclear forces

Chapter:
7. World nuclear forces
Source:
SIPRI Yearbook 2023
Author(s):
Hans M. Kristensen, Matt Korda

As of January 2023 the United States maintained a military stockpile of approximately 3708 nuclear warheads, the same number as the previous year. Approximately 1770 of these—consisting of about 1670 strategic and roughly 100 non-strategic (tactical) warheads—were deployed on ballistic missiles and at bomber bases. In addition, about 1938 warheads were held in reserve and around 1536 retired warheads were awaiting dismantlement (184 fewer than the previous year’s estimate), giving a total inventory of approximately 5244 nuclear warheads (see table 7.2).

Citation (MLA):
Kristensen, Hans M., and Matt Korda. "7. World nuclear forces." SIPRI Yearbook. SIPRI. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2016. Web. 24 Apr. 2024. <https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198890720/sipri-9780198890720-chapter-007-div1-028.xml>.
Citation (APA):
Kristensen, H., & Korda, M. (2016). 7. World nuclear forces. In SIPRI, SIPRI Yearbook 2023: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Retrieved 24 Apr. 2024, from https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198890720/sipri-9780198890720-chapter-007-div1-028.xml
Citation (Chicago):
Kristensen, Hans M., and Matt Korda. "7. World nuclear forces." In SIPRI Yearbook 2023: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security, SIPRI. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016). Retrieved 24 Apr. 2024, from https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198890720/sipri-9780198890720-chapter-007-div1-028.xml
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