Russia’s Nuclear Weapons Stockpile Compared to U.S.


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Nuclear weapons have drawn a renewed international focus due to recent geopolitical factors, with Russia and the United States leading the way. The two global superpowers combined are in possession of about 89 percent of the world's total inventory of nuclear weapons, and 86 percent of the stockpiled warheads available for use by the military, according to various nuclear studies within the past nine months. Russia's invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, combined with the October 7 attack by Hamas on Israel that has led to violent upheaval in the Middle East, have exacerbated global tensions and renewed focus on...