Washington continues to gradually reduce US nuclear warheads. As follows from the data released by the State Department, as of September 2020, America possessed 3750 nuclear warheads.
The United States reported a significant reduction in the country's nuclear arsenal. According to the report, between 1994 and 2020, the United States reduced the number of nuclear warheads by 11683 units, and another 2 warheads are currently decommissioned and awaiting dismantling and disposal. At the same time, it is noted that the maximum level of the number of nuclear warheads was reached by the United States in 1967, when 31255 warheads were in service. In 1989, there were already 22217 in the US arsenal.
As of September 2020, the US nuclear warhead arsenal consisted of 3750 warheads (...) about 2 more nuclear warheads are currently decommissioned and awaiting dismantling
- said in the report of the State Department.
It is emphasized that since 1991, the arsenal of nuclear non-strategic weapons The US has shrunk by more than 90%.
Recall that in the framework of the extended START-3 treaty, Russia and the United States in April this year exchanged new data on the nuclear arsenals of the two countries. At the same time, Russia accused the United States of violating the treaty on the reduction of strategic offensive arms. According to the Russian Foreign Ministry, the Americans have underestimated the real number of deployed and non-deployed launchers and strategic bombers.
According to Russian data, the number of American launchers and heavy bombers exceeds the number allowed by the treaty by 101 units. The United States unilaterally removed 56 launchers of SLBMs (ballistic missiles of submarines) and 41 strategic bomber B-52H from the offset so that it is impossible to confirm their unsuitability for the use of nuclear weapons.