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FAS Roundup: February 3, 2014

Threats to the Olympics, implementation of nuclear reductions and much more. Negotiated Cuts: A New Nuclear Weapons Treaty is Not the Only Option In his 2013 address announcing his new nuclear agenda, President Obama stated that his administration would seek further negotiated cuts with Russia by cutting the 1,550 deployed strategic warheads allowed by New […]

FAS Roundup: January 27, 2014

General confirms enhanced targeting with B61-12 bomb, Defense Science Board urges more global monitoring and more. From the Blogs Defense Science Board Urges Expanded Global Monitoring: A new report by the Defense Science Board urges the U.S. government to expand and accelerate global monitoring for the purposes of detecting nuclear proliferation. The report also emphasized the […]

FAS Roundup: January 20, 2014

Declassification deadline passes, Benghazi report urges better open source analysis and more. From the Blogs White House Releases  Presidential Policy Directives: Last week, the White House issued two Presidential Policy Directives in the wake of a scolding by DC District Judge Huvelle for withholding an unclassified directive in December 2013. Presidential Policy Directive 27 is about […]

FAS Roundup: January 13, 2014

Overview of U.S. nuclear forces, intel implications of virtual worlds, CIA cuts off public access to translated news reports and  more. U.S. Nuclear Forces, 2014 Hans Kristensen and Robert Norris provide an overview of U.S. nuclear forces in 2014 in the latest Nuclear Notebook published in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. The U.S. has an […]

FAS Roundup: December 23, 2013

Intel review group urges reduced secrecy, radioactive incidents and more. From the Blogs Intel Review Group Urges Reduced Secrecy:  The report of a White House advisory group on intelligence surveillance said that reducing undue secrecy was one of its main objectives. The Review Group specifically recommended that “detailed information” about legal authorities to compel disclosure about communications […]

FAS Roundup: December 16, 2013

Sanctions against Iran, Global Fissile Material Report and  more. Op-ed: Congress Should Delay Action on New Sanctions Against Iran In an op-ed published in Al Jazeera America, Christopher Bidwell, Senior Fellow for Nonproliferation and Law, writes that economic sanctions have proven effective against Iran, but at this point they will only interfere with peaceful negotiations over […]

FAS Roundup: December 9, 2013

Radioactive theft in Mexico, 3D printing of guns and  more. From the Blogs White House Sets New Goals for Open Government: On December 6, the White House released a new plan which affirms its support for open government values, and set an agenda for the remainder of the current Administration.  A new interagency Classification Review Committee is […]

FAS Roundup: December 2, 2013

Declassification priorities, control of civilian nuclear fuel cycles, Holiday membership drive and more. 50% off FAS Membership Today is the last day to take advantage of our holiday membership drive. FAS membership is 50% off for all new members; this promotion will end at midnight. Hurry and take advantage of this offer before it expires- […]

FAS Roundup: November 25, 2013

Agreement with Iran, Fall issue of the Public Interest Report, reducing SSBN force and more. FAS Holiday Membership Drive FAS will kick off a holiday membership drive on Friday, November 29 and we need your help! The four day drive will end on Cyber Monday, December 1 at midnight. FAS membership will be 50% off for all […]

FAS Roundup:November 18, 2013

Death by polonium poisoning, negotiations between Iran and the United States and more. Iran is Negotiating with the Wrong U.S. Officials Last week, Iranian officials met with representatives of the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council and Germany (the P5 +1) regarding Iran’s nuclear program and economic sanctions imposed by the United […]