Monday’s announcement marked the first time the Pentagon has officially disclosed the number. The U.S. has previously regarded such details as top secret.
A senior defense official, speaking on condition of anonymity, says the size of the stockpile represents a 75 percent reduction since 1989.
The release coincides with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s address to a United Nations conference checking up on efforts to contain the spread of nuclear weapons around the world.
Source: AP News