For those who sleep too well at night, here’s a bit of disconcerting news: Pakistan may have more nuclear weapons than England.
Yes, this is the same Pakistan that is constantly skirmishing with India, another nuclear power, in a very unstable region that includes Afghanistan, Iraq and former Soviet republics I can’t spell off the top of my head.
The top four nuclear powers are currently the United States, Russia, France and China, but Pakistan, which has reportedly added 40 percent more warheads to its arsenal in the last two years, now has 110 nuclear devices.
“Many of these [warheads] have been miniaturized to be mounted on ballistic missiles with ranges of more than 1,245 miles bringing many Indian cities within reach,” according the Daily Mail article.
Pakistan, the only Muslim nation known to have nuclear weapons, built its first nuclear reactor in 1960 with U.S. help.