The United States does not need a reserve of nuclear weapons to take the offensive; something in the neighborhood of two hundred nuclear warheads will do for deterrence and retaliation. How did this nation ever get to a nuclear arsenal of 32,500 weapons?
"The Dilemma of Nuclear Weapons in the Twenty-first Century,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 54
, Article 3.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol54/iss2/3