Locations of US nuclear weapons accidentially included in report from NATO

Locations of US nuclear weapons accidentially included in report from NATO
Incirlik Air Base in Turkey Photo: AP Photo

American nuclear weapons are deployed at bases in Belgium, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, and Turkey.

A recently released document published by a NATO-affiliated body has sparked headlines in Europe with an apparent confirmation of a long-held open secret. Written by a Canadian senator for the Defense and Security Committee of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, the report assessed the future of the organization’s nuclear deterrence policy, according to The Washington Post.

A version of the document, titled “A new era for nuclear deterrence? Modernisation, arms control and allied nuclear forces,” was published in April, then deleted. It is reported that U.S. nuclear weapons are being stored in Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Turkey

The document does not attribute this information to any source. Last week, a final version of the report was published online, and it omits the specific reference to where bombs are stored. Instead, the report refers vaguely to aircraft that could carry nuclear weapons.

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