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The World's Nuclear Arsenals

Created on February 24, 2015

The World's Nuclear Arsenals


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Read the Heritage Foundation report, 2015 Index of Military Strength, edited by Dakota Wood.

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Figures are approximate numbers of nuclear warheads.

Sources: U.S. Department of State, “New START Treaty Aggregate Numbers of Strategic Offensive Arms,” January 1, 2015, http://www.state.gov/t/avc/rls/235606.htm (accessed January 23, 2015); Hans M. Kristensen, “Non-Strategic Nuclear Weapons,” Federation of American Scientists, Special Report No. 3, May 2012, http://www.fas.org/_docs/Non_Strategic_Nuclear_Weapons.pdf (accessed January 23, 2015); and Arms Control Association, “Nuclear Weapons: Who Has What at a Glance,” June 23, 2014, http://www.armscontrol.org/factsheets/Nuclearweaponswhohaswhat (accessed January 23, 2015).


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