NATO has been a nuclear alliance since the U.S. first provided nuclear weapons to the bloc in 1953. It is the only nuclear alliance in history with the U.S., Britain and France as nuclear powers.
One billion people are under NATO’s nuclear umbrella.
“Competitors and potential adversaries” NATO maintains nuclear option against: Russia, China, North Korea and Iran.
NATO maintains the credibility and effectiveness of its nuclear infrastructure and forces.
- As long as nuclear weapons exist NATO will remain a nuclear alliance.
Under NATO nuclear sharing or burden sharing arrangement