US has 5,113 launch-ready nukes

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The United States has officially announced the size of its nuclear arsenal, saying it now possesses 5,113 operational nuclear weapons.

"Increasing the transparency of global nuclear stockpiles is important to non-proliferation efforts" and more progress on arms control, AFP quoted a Pentagon statement as saying on Monday.

The figure only refers to operational warheads and excludes outdated nuclear missiles and nuclear weapons slated for dismantlement, which are estimated to number around 4,600, Reuters reported, citing the figure from the Federation of American Scientists.

The US government says it has reduced its nuclear weapons stockpile by about 84 percent from its maximum level of 31,225 warheads at the end of fiscal year 1967.

The US government last revealed the size of its nuclear arsenal in 1961

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They have 5113 warheads, most don't have launchers. Why you posting PRESSTV?
 

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america has 5113 operational nukes -and they still lecture others about nuclear free world. their president obama has been conferred the nobal prize for his non prolifiration efforts for laying the foundation of a nuclear free world -doesn't that sound hypoctritical? when talking about npt and trying to place sanctions on iran (who doesn,t even have 1 operational nuke)why do they always forget that they passed the bomb designs to israel and turned a blind eye to the proliferation network of a.q.khan because pakistan was their ally.most importantly of all the country who posses nukes, the only country to have used it in a war is the usa, who dropped two atom bombs on japan in 1945 killing almost 2-3 million people.
 

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Obama is such a dumbass. Do you see russia or china declaring their warhead counts openly? No wonder Putin and Hu have such contempt towards him.

Shuvo: Before you harp on about the nukes read up on operation downfall. Next to even the most optimistic civvie casualty projections fat man and little boy are nothing much. Heck even the conventional firebombing of tokyo racked up bigger death tolls.
 

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Are You crazy? How many times ,you have to destroy the World? Who you are trying to scare? 150 nukes are enough to destroy the entire World and its economy. The radiation emanating will make the entire world sick, cancer ridden and in chaos ,if used by any nation. Why a nation needs 5000+ nukes? Its silly and useless.
 

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