Nukes In Europe: Coming Home Soon

By Susi Snyder and Wilbert van der Zeijden

The last U.S. nuclear weapons deployed in Europe may be on their way home, ending more than 50 years of their deployment abroad. A new report on the future of these weapons shows that 24 NATO members seek to end deployment of U.S. nuclear weapons in Europe or will not block a NATO consensus decision to remove them.

Russian reciprocity remains the biggest concern. NATO says it will only relocate the tactical nuclear weapons (TNW) back to the United States if Russia gives up something too. Russia says it will not even start talking about its TNW until the United States brings its nukes home. The United States basically says it would be willing to do so, but only if backed by NATO consensus


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