US completes arms pull-out

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The Independent Online
WASHINGTON (Reuter) - President Bush said yesterday the US had completed its promised withdrawal of all ground and naval tactical nuclear weapons outside the United States.

With the end of the Cold War, Mr Bush announced in September that the US would 'bring home' its world-wide inventory of ground-launched theatre nuclear weapons. He also ordered the return of all tactical nuclear weapons from US ships and submarines.

'Today I can tell you that all of the planned withdrawals are complete,' President Bush said in a statement issued by the White House.