U.S. will empty 50 nuclear silos under ’11 treaty

But sites stay launch ‘warm’

Posted: April 9, 2014 at 5:10 a.m.

The U.S. will keep its current force of 450 land-based nuclear missiles but remove 50 from their launch silos as part of a plan to bring the U.S. into compliance with a 2011 U.S.-Russia arms-control treaty, the Pentagon said Tuesday.

This story is only available from our archives.

Front Section, Pages 2 on 04/09/2014