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How Safe are US Nuclear Weapons in Turkey?

U.S. B61 nuclear bombs are equipped with "Permissive Action Links" or PALs, which prevent arming and using the weapon without an authorization code. They are kept on special racks, inside secure underground vaults, inside protected aircraft shelters, inside a heavily guarded area, surrounded by two layers of fencing, lighting, cameras and intrusion detection devices, on protected airbases. But this particular airbase, Incirlik, is in southern Turkey. The Turkish commander of the...

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