U.S. Nuclear Weapons in Europe
Hans M. Kristensen/Natural Resources Defense Council, 2005
About the Author
Hans M. Kristensen is an independent nuclear weapons policy analyst who hasspent the last 20 years researching nuclear weapons policy and operations. Hespecializes in using the Freedom of Information Act to obtain declassifieddocuments and is a consultant to the nuclear program at the Natural ResourcesDefense Council in Washington D.C. Kristensen is the co-author of the bi-monthly NRDC Nuclear Notebook in
The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
andwrites the World Nuclear Forces appendix to the SIPRI Yearbook. His otherpublications are available on his web site at http://www.nukestrat.com.
This report builds upon the extensive research conducted by independent analystsin the United States and Europe over the past several decades. Deciphering theinfrastructure of nuclear operations is difficult and time consuming but anecessary and important task.My research and writing for this report was conducted with the generous supportfrom the Ploughshares Fund. Robert S. Norris, Thomas B. Cochran, AlexandraKennaugh, Elliott Negin and Alistair Millar provided much needed editorialassistance. Matthew McKinzie did his magic with maps and satellite images.
A copy of this report (PDF color) and the individual color satellite images fromAppendix C are available on the NRDC web site athttp://www.nrdc.org/nuclear/euro/contents.asp© Hans M. Kristensen / Natural Resources Defense Council, 20051200 New York Avenue, N.E., Suite 400Washington, D.C. 20005Phone: (202) 289-6868Fax: (202) 289-1060Web: http://www.nrdc.orgFront page photo: The tail section of a B61 nuclear bomb undergoing testing atSandia National Laboratories.
Source: Sandia National Laboratories