AUTHORNorris, Robert S. / Kristensen, Hans M.
TITLENuclear Pursuits, 2012
PERIODICAL TITLEBulletin of the Atomic Scientists
DATE PUBLISHEDJanuary/February 2012
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This article summarizes the history of nuclear weapons programs of the first five nuclear states. Presented in a tabular format, the information provides a useful comparison of the nuclear pursuits of the U.S., Russia, Britain, France, and China during the past seventy years. The table contains information on the number of warheads, milestones on weapons development, highlights of nuclear tests, as well as details about nuclear facilities and infrastructure for each nation. The article is intended as a jumping-off point for those interested in serious research on nuclear history.

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