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More than a decade and a half after the Cold War ended, the world's combined stockpile of nuclear warheads remain at a very high level: more than 23,300. Of these, more than 8,190 warheads are considered operational, of which approximately 2,200 U.S. and Russian warheads are on high alert, ready for use on short notice.

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Date Of Record Release 2009-04-13 15:56:14
Description More than a decade and a half after the Cold War ended, the world's combined stockpile of nuclear warheads remain at a very high level: more than 23,300. Of these, more than 8,190 warheads are considered operational, of which approximately 2,200 U.S. and Russian warheads are on high alert, ready for use on short notice.
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Source Federation of American Scientists
Keyword Cold War, Nuclear warheads, Security
Date Of Record Creation 2009-04-13 15:53:26
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Date Last Modified 2009-04-13 15:56:14
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2009-04-13 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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