- As of September 2020, the United States had 3,750 active and inactive nuclear warheads. This does not include an additional 2,000 retired warheads scheduled for dismantling.
- The nation’s nuclear inventory was at its largest in 1967, at 31,255 warheads. The US dismantled 11,683 nuclear warheads from fiscal years 1994 through 2020.
- The US entered the Limited Test Ban Treaty in 1963, in which participating countries agreed to refrain from explosive nuclear weapon tests in the atmosphere, outer space, and underwater.
What’s the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty? And what other nations possess these weapons? Get the answers here.
Who's getting student debt relief?
The prospect of additional student debt relief has been a hot news topic lately. While the White House weighs the potential for relief, if it will include an income cap, and several other factors, USAFacts analyzed the metrics on the student debt relief already enacted by the Biden administration.
- The Education Department absolved 323,000 people with total and permanent disabilities from paying back their loans in September 2021, clearing $5.8 billion in student loan debt.
- The department also discharged $1.1 billion in loans for ITT Technical Institute attendees, affecting 115,000 borrowers.
- In 2021, a new Education Department process automatically signed current and former active-duty servicemembers up for student loan interest waivers. More than 47,000 eligible borrowers had their loan interest waived, more than nine times the 4,800 people who benefited in 2019.
Click here to learn more. Wondering how the nation’s student debt grew into the trillions? Read this article for the backstory on how loans are awarded.
One last fact