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ID:

554

Date:

2010-05-06

Headline:

Disclosure of nuclear numbers reveals high accuracy of unauthorized tracking

Reporter's name:

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Associated Press

City:

Washington, DC

Summary:

The Obama Administration recently acknowledged keeping 5,113 weapons in the U.S. nuclear arsenal in 2009, confirming the latest estimate of 5,100 weapons. Nuclear-weapons researchers used FOIA and other public resources to estimate the number of nuclear weapons in the American arsenal every year, beginning with a comprehensive 1984 compilation.

Keywords:

nuclear weapons, Barack Obama, Obama Administration, Hillary Clinton, State Department, arsenal, Nuclear Weapons Databook,

URL:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/05/05/AR2010050505147.html


Agencies:

DOE
STATE

States:

DC

Categories:

national security
technology


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