17,000? Did you know this?

“…the current global arsenal of 17,000 nuclear weapons and the risk of their use, whether by accident or design. Many people have forgotten about these weapons. They believe that the threat ended with the Cold War or that plans are in place that effectively prevent or contain nuclear dangers. They are wrong. These weapons, held by states large and small, stable and unstable, are an ongoing nightmare”

Excerpt From: Cirincione, Joseph. “Nuclear Nightmares.” Columbia University Press, 2013-11-12. iBooks.
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