U.S. nuclear stockpile maintenance and replacement of warheads

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  • Reliable Replacement Warhead Program (U.S.),
  • United States. -- National Nuclear Security Administration. -- Life Extension Program,
  • Nuclear weapons -- United States -- Maintenance and repair,
  • Nuclear weapons -- Storage -- United States

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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Other titlesUS nuclear stockpile, United States nuclear stockpile
Statement[edited by] Robin A. Kraemer.
ContributionsKraemer, Robin A.
LC ClassificationsU264.3 .U44 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23697157M
ISBN 109781607414834
LC Control Number2009034757

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