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Up to 480 U.S. Nuclear Arms in Europe, Private Study Says

The United States still keeps as many as 480 nuclear weapons at air bases across Europe, more than twice what independent military analysts previously estimated, according to a new study that says the weapons’ presence is hurting efforts to curb nuclear proliferation worldwide. Military officials insisted that the size of the nuclear stockpile in Europe, while classified, was smaller than that. But they acknowledged that it still existed to deter terrorists or nations that could threaten America or its allies with unconventional weapons. The officials also say the stockpile’s presence and its long-term fate have caused simmering tensions among senior NATO political and military officials. Full Story

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