Also known as the U.S. nuclear arsenal:
WASHINGTON — The Pentagon says the U.S. maintains 5,113 nuclear warheads in its stockpile and "several thousand" more retired nukes that await dismantling.
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.
So which is worse:
A) The number of times over that we could destroy the entire planet.
B) The waste of billions of dollars that could go toward constructive purposes.
C) That we used to have 20,000 nukes.