Published On: Feb 12 2013 10:53:33 AM CSTUpdated On: Sep 12 2013 03:53:43 PM CDT
Satellite images of North Korea's Yongbyon nuclear facility suggest it has restarted a plutonium production reactor, once again raising worries about the hermit country's nuclear weapons program. But how many weapons does North Korea -- or any other country, for that matter -- actually have? The Federation of American Scientists has some estimates here:
The total inventory is all the weapons a country is believed to have, including stockpiles. Operational strategic weapons are functioning weapons designed to hit specific targets.
Russia Total inventory: 8,500 weapons. Operational strategic: 1,740 weapons.
United StatesTotal inventory: 7,700 weapons. Operational strategic: 1,950 weapons.
France Total inventory: 300 weapons. Operational strategic: 290 weapons.
China Total inventory: 240 weapons. Operational strategic: 0 weapons.
United Kingdom Total inventory: 225 weapons. Operational strategic: 160 weapons.
Israel Total inventory: 80 weapons. Operational strategic: 0 weapons.
Pakistan Total inventory: 90 to 100 weapons. Operational strategic: 0 weapons.
India Total inventory: 80 to 100 weapons. Operational strategic: 0 weapons.
North Korea Total inventory: Fewer than 10 weapons. Operational strategic: 0 weapons.
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