26 Feb '13, 3pm

The United States has unilaterally reduced its nuclear weapons stockpile by nearly 500 warheads since 2009:

The United States has unilaterally reduced its nuclear weapons stockpile by nearly 500 warheads since 2009:

The saga about stockpile classification and declassification is also important because it exemplifies a deeply schizophrenic policy. On the one hand, the administration has declassified decades worth of formerly secret stockpile information, emphasizes the continued importance of nuclear weapons transparency to support nonproliferation and arms control efforts, and urges other nuclear weapons states to be more open about their arsenals. At the same time, the administration continues to keep secret the current size of the stockpile, which, among other effects, forces officials such as Dr. Cook to be unnecessarily vague about the extent to which the United States continues to make progress on reducing nuclear weapons in compliance with its obligations under the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

Full article: http://www.fas.org/blog/ssp/2013/02/stockpilereduction.php

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