A document which was accidentally published by a NATO-affiliated body have exposed the the secret locations of U.S. nuclear weapons in Europe. The document was quickly deleted.
The document by a Canadian senator for the Defense and Security Committee of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly detailed the future of the organization’s nuclear deterrence policy but accidentally exposed the open secret, reports The Washington Post.
The published document said, “A new era for nuclear deterrence? Modernization, arms control and allied”.
The document was published by Canadian Sen. Joseph Day on behalf of the defense and security committee of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly.
The secret information regarding the location of approximately 150 U.S. nuclear weapons scattered across Europe has been mistakenly published.
According to the document, the U.S. nuclear weapons are being stored in Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Turkey.
The report noted, “These bombs are stored at six U.S. and European bases – Kleine Brogel in Belgium, Buchel in Germany, Aviano and Ghedi-Torre in Italy, Volkel in The Netherlands, and Incirlik in Turkey”.
The director for disarmament and threat-reduction policy at the Arms Control Association, Kingston Reif told that it was no surprise to potentially discover the location of U.S. nuclear weapons in Europe.
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