A document recently published by a NATO-related organization, and then deleted, inadvertently revealed the location of US nuclear facilities in Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Turkey.
The first version of this document, entitled “The New Era of Nuclear Deterrence? “Modernization, arms control and Allied nuclear forces” was published in April, reports The Washington Post. Written by a Canadian senator to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly Committee on Defense and Security, the report assessed the organization’s future nuclear deterrence policy.
But what appeared on the front page in Europe in a few months is the mention of the whereabouts of about 150 American nuclear weapons stored in Europe. “These bombs are stored in six bases: Kleine Brogel in Belgium, Büchel in Germany, Aviano and Ghedi-Torre in Italy, Volkel in the Netherlands and Incirlik in Turkey,” says a copy published by the Belgian daily De Morgen and broadcast by The Washington Post .
However, the document does not provide this information to any reliable source. Last week, there was no specific reference to the location of this weapon in the final version of the report published on the Internet.