Saturday, February 12, 2005


US still has 110 nuclear weapons in UK

`The 110 tactical nuclear bombs kept at the East Anglian base – the home of American F-15 strike jets – are among as many as 480 such weapons the US still deploys in Europe, says the Natural Resources Defence Council (NRDC), a private arms control and environmental group. [..]

The weapons are all free-fall, or “gravity” bombs. “The fact that the United States has some 480 nuclear weapons still stationed in Europe will come as a surprise to a lot of Europeans,” said Mr Kristensen.

He added: “The big question is: ‘Why are they still there more than a decade after the cold war ended?’ Neither the United States nor Nato has been able to articulate a credible mission for the weapons.”‘

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