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Federation of American Scientists reports removal of US nuclear weapons from the UK, 26 June 2008

U.S. Nuclear Weapons Withdrawn From the United Kingdom, Hans Kristensen, FAS Strategic Security Blog, 26 June 2008.

The United States has withdrawn nuclear weapons from the RAF Lakenheath air base 70 miles northeast of London, marking the end to more than 50 years of U.S. nuclear weapons deployment to the United Kingdom since the first nuclear bombs first arrived in September 1954.

The withdrawal, which has not been officially announced but confirmed by several sources, follows the withdrawal of nuclear weapons from Ramstein Air Base in Germany in 2005 and Greece in 2001. The removal of nuclear weapons from three bases in two NATO countries in less than a decade undercuts the argument for continuing deployment in other European countries.

See http://www.fas.org/blog/ssp/2008/06/us-nuclear-weapons-withdrawn-from-the-united-kingdom.php for more information.

Source: FAS Strategic Security Blog, http://www.fas.org/blog/ssp/

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