U.S. Nuclear Reductions

By Robert S. Norris, Hans M. Kristensen | September 1, 2004

Nuclear Notebook: How many nuclear weapons has the United States decommissioned?

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The Nuclear Notebook is researched and written by Hans M. Kristensen, director of the Nuclear Information Project with the Federation of American Scientists and Robert S. Norris, a senior fellow with the FAS. The Nuclear Notebook column has been published in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists since 1987. The Nuclear Notebook column has been published in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists since 1987.


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