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Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)

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The Krasnoarmeyskoye national-level nuclear weapons storage facility is south of Saratov and the nearby Engels Air Base. U.S. General Eugene Habiger, then Commander-in-Chief, US STRATCOM visited this site in June 1998. Corona Mission 1114-2 of 3 April 1971 shows it contained 4-5 storage bunkers as of 1971 arranged around a ravined area. The perimeter fence, living quarters, maintenance areas, and associated heli-pad are visible.

Sources and Methods

  • Thomas Cochrane, William Arkin, Robert Norris and Jeffrey Sands, Soviet Nuclear Weapons Nuclear Weapons Databook Volume IV, Natural Resources Defense Council [New York, Harper & Row, 1989].
  • Thomas Cochrane, Robert Norris and Oleg Bukharin, Making the Bomb - From Stalin to Yeltsin [Boulder, Westview Press, 1995]

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