US nuclear forces, 2015

  title={US nuclear forces, 2015},
  author={Hans M. Kristensen and Robert S. Norris},
  journal={Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists},
  pages={107 - 119}
As of early 2015, the authors estimate that the US Defense Department maintains about 4,760 nuclear warheads. Of this number, they estimate that approximately 2,080 warheads are deployed while 2,680 warheads are in storage. In addition to the warheads in the Defense Department stockpile, approximately 2,340 retired but still intact warheads are in storage under the custody of the Energy Department and awaiting dismantlement, for a total US inventory of roughly 7,100 warheads. Since New START… 
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