The US has revealed it has 5,113 nuclear warheads in stockpile. This is the first time the Pentagon has officially disclosed the number after previously regarding the information as top secret.
A senior defence official said the size of the stockpile represents a 75% reduction since 1989.
"Increasing the transparency of global nuclear stockpiles is important to non proliferation efforts," said a statement from the Pentagon.
The US government last disclosed details of the stockpile in 1993, releasing figures current up to 1961. . . MORE
Why would we do this? It's all part of Obama's pie-in-the-sky belief that if he is "transparent" about our stockpiles, it will somehow reduce the proliferation of Nuclear Weapons.
In reality, all it does is transparently show weakness to our enemies.