TITLE

The U.S. nuclear stockpile, today and tomorrow

AUTHOR(S)
Norris, Robert S.
PUB. DATE
September 2007
SOURCE
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;Sep/Oct2007, Vol. 63 Issue 5, p60
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the U. S. nuclear stockpile. Important decisions are being considered by Congress related to nuclear weapons which may emerge on the 2008 presidential campaign. The United States built atomic bombs after World War II and expanded after the Soviet union conducted its first atomic test in 1949. Now, the U.S. has 10,000 nuclear warheads and should dismantle over 4,500 of them to meet treaty obligations. Energy officials are concerned of the aging stockpile and the effects of these are discussed.
ACCESSION #
26982101

 

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