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Were nuclear weapons ever stored in Iceland?

I’ve just written an article for In-Depth News/International Press Syndicate on whether or not nuclear weapons were ever stored in Iceland. Declassified documents from the US show that the issue came up, and the Navy had requested the construction of an Advanced Underseas Weapons Shop (AUW) for storing nuclear depth bombs in Keflavik. It is stated in the documents that it is now a settled issue that nuclear weapons were never stored in Iceland, but peace activists in Iceland are not so sure, as there have been a number of accounts in the organ of the peace organization to suggest otherwise.

The US military is also thinking about returning to Iceland, according to a strategic document from the Center for Strategic and International Studies that has now apparently been removed from the Net….. Although a shortened version can still be found on another site.