U.S. Strategic Nuclear Forces: Background, Developments, and Issues

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This report reviews the ongoing programs that will affect the expected size and shape of the U.S. strategic nuclear force structure. It begins with an overview of this force structure during the Cold
War, and summarizes the reductions and changes that have occurred since 1991. It then offers details about each category of delivery vehicle, focusing on their current deployments and ongoing and planned modernization programs. The report concludes with a discussion of issues related to decisions about the future size and shape of the U.S. strategic nuclear force.

Creator(s): Woolf, Amy F.
Creation Date: July 14, 2009
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Woolf, Amy F.

Specialist in Nuclear Weapons Policy

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Place of Publication: Washington, D.C.
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  • Creation: July 14, 2009
Description:

This report reviews the ongoing programs that will affect the expected size and shape of the U.S. strategic nuclear force structure. It begins with an overview of this force structure during the Cold
War, and summarizes the reductions and changes that have occurred since 1991. It then offers details about each category of delivery vehicle, focusing on their current deployments and ongoing and planned modernization programs. The report concludes with a discussion of issues related to decisions about the future size and shape of the U.S. strategic nuclear force.

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29 pages.

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