Strategic Nuclear Forces of the World, March 2008
Part 1: Introduction and Sources

under construction
compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 19 April 2008



These tables summarize world strategic and theater nuclear forces. In addition to forces traditionally classified as strategic, information on theater nuclear forces (range in excess of 500 km) are included, since many of these forces are (or could be) assigned strategic missions (in contrast to tactical, or battlefield, missions). Numbers of deployed systems are given for January 1992 (end of the Cold War), January 2000, March 2008 (present), and December 2012 (approximate culmination of START retirements).

These pages are under construction.

Strategic systems include:

  • Theater systems include:

    Table columns include:

    Italicized figures indicate compiler's estimates.


    Sources: list under construction


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