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Tue Jul 16, 2019, 11:57 AM

Location of U.S. nuclear weapons in Europe accidentally revealed in report from NATO body

Source: Washington Post

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Location of U.S. nuclear weapons in Europe accidentally revealed in report from NATO body

By Adam Taylor
July 16 at 11:31 AM

A recently released — and subsequently deleted — document published by a NATO-affiliated body has sparked headlines in Europe with an apparent confirmation of a long-held open secret: U.S. nuclear weapons are being stored in Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Turkey.

A version of the document, titled “A new era for nuclear deterrence? Modernisation, arms control and allied nuclear forces,” was published in April. Written by a Canadian senator for the Defense and Security Committee of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, the report assessed the future of the organization’s nuclear deterrence policy.

But what would make news months later is a passing reference that appeared to reveal the location of roughly 150 U.S. nuclear weapons being stored in Europe.

According to a copy of the document published Tuesday by Belgian newspaper De Morgen, a section on the nuclear arsenal read: “These bombs are stored at six US and European bases — Kleine Brogel in Belgium, Büchel in Germany, Aviano and Ghedi-Torre in Italy, Volkel in The Netherlands, and Incirlik in Turkey.” (1)

(1) https://www.demorgen.be/nieuws/eindelijk-zwart-op-wit-er-liggen-amerikaanse-kernwapens-in-belgie~b051dc18/

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2019/07/16/location-us-nuclear-weapons-europe-accidentally-revealed-report-nato-body/



An accidentally released document published by a NATO-affiliated body confirmed of a long-held open secret: U.S. nuclear weapons are being stored in Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Turkey


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Reply Location of U.S. nuclear weapons in Europe accidentally revealed in report from NATO body (Original post)
mahatmakanejeeves Jul 16 OP
Faux pas Jul 16 #1
Afromania Jul 16 #2
FBaggins Jul 16 #3
katmondoo Jul 16 #4
burrowowl Jul 16 #6
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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 12:01 PM

1. ...

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 12:04 PM

2. inept on every level.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 12:05 PM

3. Hardly "revealed"

It merely released information that has long been public knowledge but wasn't officially confirmed.

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Response to FBaggins (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 12:09 PM

4. Great! and we have a crazy man in charge of nukes.

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Response to FBaggins (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 02:43 PM

6. The info was common knowledge

I wonder if Turkey will be leaving NATO soon, will know when we see the nukes moving out.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 01:35 PM

5. I bet Sen. Joseph Day is having a bad week.

Why do we have nukes in Turkey, like right next to Syria? USSR is gone.

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