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Terrorists Could Capture US Nuclear Weapons at Turkey’s Incirlik Base

Royal Air Force MR-2 Nimrod reconnaissance aircraft at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey

Royal Air Force MR-2 Nimrod reconnaissance aircraft at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. Photo: Tech. Sgt. Anna Hayman.


Stimson Center think tank said that United States run the risk of losing control over dozens of nuclear weapons deployed at Turkey’s Incirlik Air Base to terrorists.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The United States run the risk of losing control over dozens of nuclear weapons deployed at Turkey’s Incirlik Air Base to terrorists, the Stimson Center think tank said Monday.

“The continued presence of these weapons at five sites in Europe, particularly in Turkey, raises serious risks of their seizure by terrorists or other hostile forces,” the center said in a new report titled “B61 Life Extension Program: Costs and Policy Considerations.”

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