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Russia's Nuclear Weapons: Doctrine, Forces, and Modernization [August 5, 2019]   [open pdf - 2MB]

From the Document: "Russia's nuclear forces consist of both long-range, strategic systems - including intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs), and heavy bombers - and shorter- and medium-range delivery systems. Russia is modernizing its nuclear forces, replacing Soviet-era systems with new missiles, submarines and aircraft while developing new types of delivery systems. Although Russia's number of nuclear weapons has declined sharply since the end of Cold War, it retains a stockpile of thousands of warheads, with more than 1,500 warheads deployed on missiles and bombers capable of reaching U.S. territory."

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CRS Report for Congress, R45861
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2019-08-05
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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