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kuozzman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 03:37 PM
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Does the U.S. have more nukes than any other country?
What's a good website about U.S. nuke capabilities?
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davepc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 03:41 PM
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1. we're ahead of the next biggest by about 2000 warheads
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BlueEyedSon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 03:42 PM
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2. I believe we do
try google
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CatholicEdHead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 03:43 PM
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3. Russia first we are second
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davepc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 03:43 PM
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5. thats a 4 year old article
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CatholicEdHead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 03:45 PM
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7. Ok, we are number one with 2002 data
http://www.nrdc.org/nuclear/nudb/datab19.asp

Thanks for pointing that out.
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Fenris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 03:43 PM
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4. Russia and the US both built around 10,000 warheads at Cold War's height
That's just long-range weapons. Each nation also built tens of thousand short-range weapons, but both long- and short-range arsenals were partially dismantled after the cold war. As of 2000, Russia possessed about 20,000 nuclear weapons deployed or in storage, while the United States had 9,000.

So no, to answer your question.
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HEIL PRESIDENT GOD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 03:49 PM
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8. But nukes don't last.
How many of Russia's stored nukes were still operable?
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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 03:45 PM
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6. I think we're at least
in the top five. Funny how we're going around bossing people around telling them to disarm but we don't either and we have so many wmd's in our own country. :eyes: And here we go invading and occuping countries spreading "democracy."
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