Reductions in nuclear warheads


Have reductions in nuclear arsenals occurred?
YES:
Total warheads in 1986: 69,480
Total in 1996: 37,000
Total in 2001: 21,840

How have these occurred?
Most have been negotiated under bilateral agreements such as:
The Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Agreement , "INF Treaty" (1987)
START I
START II

For more information on proposed agreements see:
http://www.fas.org/nuke/control/index.html