On Tuesday, the U.S. State Department under President Joe Biden publicly disclosed the size of the U.S. nuclear arsenal in a reversal from the policy under President Donald Trump to keep the true size of the U.S. arsenal a secret.
In a press release, the State Department revealed as of 2020, the U.S. stockpile of nuclear warheads consisted of 3,750 warheads.
“The United States is releasing newly declassified information on the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile to update the information previously released in September 2017,” the State Department press release states. “Increasing the transparency of states’ nuclear stockpiles is important to nonproliferation and disarmament efforts, including commitments under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, and efforts to address all types of nuclear weapons, including deployed and non-deployed, and strategic and non-strategic.”
The last time the U.S. government released its nuclear stockpile number was in March 2018, when it revealed it had 3,822 warheads as of September 2017. Following that disclosure, Trump made the size of the U.S. nuclear arsenal a secret and denied a request by the Federation of American Scientists to declassify the number, the Associated Press reported.
The Associated Press reported the nuclear stockpile numbers for 2019 and 2018 were also revealed. The U.S. had 3,805 nuclear warheads in 2018 and 3,785 in 2019.
The Federation of American Scientists (FAS) welcomed the policy change brought under Biden….
Yeah, and so do America’s enemies, you assclowns.
Military leaders have increasingly raised the potential for conflicts with nuclear-armed “near-peer” adversaries like Russia and China in recent years. Last year, a Department of Defense report said China is on track to double the size of its nuclear arsenal, then estimated at about 200 nuclear warheads, within the next decade.
China has also been resistant to join any arms control treaties with the U.S.
The 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty between the U.S. and Russia also expired in 2019 and the or U.S. withdrew from the Open Skies Treaty amid claims Russia had been violating the agreement which allowed mutual surveillance between nuclear-armed countries.
The ChiComs can’t believe their luck. They’ve got the baizuo pegged. Putin’s military is beefing up across the Ukrainian border and conducted one of the largest military exercises since the cold war.
But Biden’s regime decides to hand over crucial information about America’s nuclear defense. Jesus Christ. What a shitbag. With traitors like this, who needs enemies?