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Estimates of the U.S. Nuclear Weapons Stockpile, 2007 and 2012
Overview
This fact sheet, which challenges the U.S. government’s secrecy over the size of its nuclear weapons stockpile and the number of dismantled nuclear weapons, estimates that the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile currently includes approximately 9,930 nuclear warheads, and that the stockpile will decline to about 5,040 by the end of 2012.
New Nuclear Power Plants Are Not a Solution for America’s Energy Needs
Index
New nuclear power plants are unlikely to provide a significant fraction of future U.S. needs for low-carbon energy. NRDC favors more practical, economical and environmentally sustainable approaches to reducing both U.S. and global carbon emissions, focusing on the widest possible implementation of end-use energy-efficiency improvements, and on policies to accelerate commercialization of clean, flexible, renewable energy technologies.
U.S. Nuclear Weapons in Europe
A review of post-Cold War policy, force levels, and war planning.

Issue Paper
A review of post-Cold War policy, force levels, and war planning.
Nuclear Insecurity
A Critique of the Bush Administration's Nuclear Weapons Policies

Report
This September 2004 report assesses the Bush administration's nuclear weapons policies and concludes that they have made the United States more vulnerable, not more secure. It offers recommendations for a more responsible nuclear policy, including honoring the U.S. commitment to the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, scrapping plans for nuclear bunker busters, and ending the deployment of the unproven missile defense system.

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