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NATO Report Accidentally Revealed ‘Secret Locations’ Of U.S. Nuclear Weapons In Europe

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NATO Report Accidentally Revealed 'Secret Locations' Of U.S. Nuclear Weapons In Europe

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A recently released — and then deleted — document from a NATO committee has sparked headlines in Europe with an official confirmation of a long-held open secret: U.S. nuclear weapons are being stored in Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Turkey.

The Washington Post reported that the document by a Canadian senator for the Defense and Security Committee of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly detailed the future of the organization’s nuclear deterrence policy but accidentally exposed the locations of US nuclear weapons.

NATO Report Accidentally Revealed 'Secret Locations' Of U.S. Nuclear Weapons In Europe

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The document titled “A new era for nuclear deterrence? Modernisation, arms control and allied nuclear forces” was originally published in April without making waves. On July 16, a Belgian newspaper published a copy of the document featuring the locations of about 150 U.S. nuclear weapons.

“These bombs are stored at six US and European bases — Kleine Brogel in Belgium, Büchel in Germany, Aviano and Ghedi-Torre in Italy, Volkel in The Netherlands, and Incirlik in Turkey.”

The final version of the report was reportedly published last week that did not have any specific references to where the nukes are stored.

NATO officials already claimed that the document featuring US nuclear weapons locations was not official. However, these late attempts to hide the widely-known data will not likely succeed.

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  • JustPassingThrough

    ahhh nobody knew that, right?
    come on.

  • TiredOfBsToo

    It does let the people of those European cities realize that if the US launches a nuclear war, those sites will be among the first to be destroyed. It just might give those people the impetus to kick the nukes from their countries.

  • AM Hants

    How many non-nuclear nations store US nukes?

    • Redadmiral

      As far as is known only the ones named above

      • AM Hants

        Genuine questions, but, how does it fit in with international law? What if those non-nuclear nations, deliver the nuke, to wipe out some nation, on behalf of the US, where do they stand? Or even domestic law?

        Germany was de-militarised, back in 1945, Potsdam Agreement, which also de-nazified Europe and set up the creation of the United Nations, based on self determination. The irony, Roosevelt, Stalin and Churchill, met up in Yalta, Crimea, Russia, to start the discussions, which led to the Potsdam Agreement. Roosevelt, who was going to charge Allen Dulles (Operation Paperclip) for treason, just weeks before his death. He was replaced by Truman, who owing to ‘little willy syndrome’, had to show Stalin that the US had working nukes and chose Hiroshima and Negosaki, to show what he could do. Just when Japan had surrendered. Churchill lost the election and was replaced by Atlee and Stalin was both part of the Yalta Discussion Group, as well as a signatory to the Potsdam Agreement.

        Germany was de-militarised and there 1949 Constitution, supported the de-militarisation. They could only have Forces, who were not allowed heavily armed systems and weapons, unless working with others. Hence the demand for Article 42 in the Lisbon Treaty, where all EU Member States will hand over their Forces, weapons and systems, under Brussels rule, dominated by Germany. De-nazification – Ukraine, fully supported by the US, UK, Canada and NATO member states, with their Nazi battalions. The UN is up and running, with the Charter based on self determination, only it does not apply to Crimea. Ironic, when it was Yalta, Crimea, Russia, where the foundations of creating the UN originated.

        De-militarised Germany – with US nukes.
        Belgium – occupied WWII
        Italy – 1943, Italy surrendered to Allied Forces.
        Netherlands – Neutral WWII
        Turkey – Remained neutral until the final stages of World War II and tried to maintain an equal distance between both the Axis and the Allies until February 1945, when Turkey entered the war on the side of the Allies against Germany and Japan

        Official Countries With Nuclear Warheads – Five Nuclear Weapon States Under the NPT

        Nuclear arsenal of Russia The Federation of American Scientists estimates that Russia possesses 6,500 nuclear weapons, while the United States has 6,185; Russia and the U.S. each have 1,600 active deployed strategic nuclear warheads.

        Russia 1,600 / 6,500 Nuclear triad
        (Peak stockpile: 68,000 warheads (1990)
        Current strategic arsenal: 1,600)

        United States Warheads – 1,600 / 6,185 Nuclear triad

        France 280 / 300 Sea- and air-based

        United Kingdom 120 / 215 Sea-based

        China 0(?) / 280 Nuclear triad (just)

        Non-NPT nuclear powers

        India 0 / 130–140 Nuclear triad (just)

        Pakistan 0 / 140–150[1] Land and air-based.

        North Korea 0 / 10–20 Suspected land and sea-based.

        Undeclared nuclear powers
        Israel 0 / 80[1] Suspected nuclear triad.