The Status of NATO's Non-Strategic Nuclear Weapons in Europe

Kristan Stoddart

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At the height of the Cold War NATO deployed some 7,300 “non-strategic” nuclear weapons in Europe. The vast bulk of these were US devices held under American custody only to be released with Presidential authority through a nationally tasked command and control system (C²) . Since the end of the Cold War, this stockpile has fallen to a suspected number between 440 and 480. This chapter describes where NATO Europe is now on this issue.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEurope Facing Nuclear Weapons Challenges
EditorsGrégory Boutherin
PublisherÉditions Bruylant
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)978-2802725626, 2802725629
Publication statusPublished - 2008


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