Tuesday, April 23, 2024

How many nuclear weapons are there in the United States?

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As of September 2020, the United States had 3,750 nuclear weapons and had reduced its arsenal by 88% compared to 1967, according to US State Department data.

The U.S. State Department’s press office said Tuesday that the U.S. nuclear arsenal, which includes 3,750 items until September 2020, is down 88 percent from its highest level since late 1967. The number of nuclear weapons is 31,255.

This is 83% less than the number at the time of the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, when the number of nuclear weapons in the United States was 22,217.

Between 1994 and 2020, the United States dismantled 11,683 nuclear weapons, 711 of them since September 2017.

About 2,000 nuclear weapons have been withdrawn from service and are now awaiting disposal in Russia Today.

Since September 30, 1991, near the collapse of the Soviet Union, the United States’ arsenal of strategic nuclear weapons has shrunk by more than 90%.

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