It has been more than two decades since the end of the Cold War, yet the United States maintains–and is poised to rebuild–a costly strategic nuclear triad that is sized to launch far more nuclear weapons than necessary to deter nuclear attack against the U.S. or its allies.
Today, the United States deploys some 1,737 strategic nuclear warheads, while Russia deploys some 1,492 strategic nuclear warheads. Each side has thousands more warheads in reserve.
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- U.S. Nuclear Triad Essential for National Security (heritage.org)
- NBC WEAPONS: The Good Old Days When Testing Was Easy (strategypage.com)
- How to kill the nuclear triad (thehill.com)