Experts Say

US nuclear stockpile decreasing in size, but not capability


March 27, 2018
By Daniel Cebul

The number of nuclear warheads kept in U.S. stockpiles decreased by nearly 200 since the end of the Obama administration, according to information released by the Defense Department in response to a Freedom of Information Act request from the Federation of American Scientists. This reduction brings the total number of warheads down to 3,822 as of September 2017.
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