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    Dozens of US nuclear weapons stored at a Turkish air base near Syria are at risk of being captured by "terrorists or other hostile forces," a Washington think tank claimed Monday.

    Critics have long been alarmed by America's estimated stockpile of about 50 nuclear bombs at Incirlik in southern Turkey, just 70 miles (110 kilometers) from the border with war-torn Syria.

    The issue took on fresh urgency last month following the attempted coup in Turkey, in which the base's Turkish commander was arrested on suspicion of complicity in the plot.

    "Whether the US could have maintained control of the weapons in the event of a protracted civil conflict in Turkey is an unanswerable question," said Monday's report from the Stimson Center, a nonpartisan think tank working to promote peace.

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    Really America should probably re-consider keeping nukes in Turkey, but it sees itself trapped by geopolitical considerations, a hold-over of the Cold War. Nukes in Turkey keeps it firmly out of Russian influence.
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    (Original post by Studentus-anonymous)
    Really America should probably re-consider keeping nukes in Turkey, but it sees itself trapped by geopolitical considerations, a hold-over of the Cold War. Nukes in Turkey keeps it firmly out of Russian influence.

    Dunno seems Turkey is siding with Russia now
 
 
 
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