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Google Earth Pinpoints Weapons of Mass Destruction

The Natural Resources Defense Council and the Federation of American Scientists have assembled a Google Earth map file that shows the locations of America's nuclear weapons.

The Natural Resources Defense Council and the Federation of American Scientists have assembled a Google Earth map file that shows the locations of America's nuclear weapons.As noted over at the Defense Tech blog, this map reflects public information, made available through the article "Where the Bombs are, 2006" in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.

"In total, we estimate that the United States deploys and stores nearly 10,000 nuclear weapons at 18 facilities in 12 states and six European countries," the article states. "...Approximately 62 percent of the current stockpile belongs to the air force and is stored at seven bases in the United States and eight bases in six European countries; the navy stores its weapons at two submarine bases, one on each coast. None of the other services possesses nuclear weapons."

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