New report on non-strategic nuclear weapons, missing classified document, U.S. nuclear forces and much more. New Report on Non-Strategic Nuclear Weapons Non-Strategic Nuclear Weapons: A new FAS Special Report written by Hans M. Kristensen comes three weeks before 28 NATO member countries convene in Chicago on May 20-21 to approve the conclusions of a year-long […]
2012 Nuclear Security Summit,secret drone technology, nuclear limbo and much more. 2012 Nuclear Security Summit Listen to the new edition of the FAS podcast series, “A Conversation With An Expert,” featuring FAS President Dr. Charles Ferguson. In this podcast, Dr. Ferguson discusses the goals of the upcoming Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul, securing fissile materials, […]
FAS Roundup: January 30, 2012 New developments in radiation treatment and diagnosis, no cuts in nuclear forces in defense budget, domestic use of drones, new leak case against CIA officer and much more. From the Blogs Domestic Use of Drones is Well Underway: The use of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) within the United States is […]
FAS Roundup: December 12, 2011 Status of China’s nuclear arsenal, new START data, tracking of cell phones and vehicles by law enforcement and more. From the Blogs Tracking Cell Phones and Vehicles- The Legal Context: Secrecy News has obtained a new CRS report which explores the ongoing legal debates over the tracking of private cell […]
Goodbye to the B53, mystery behind the 1969 nuclear alert, new START data, advice for Washington regarding Iran and much more. From the Blogs New CRS reports, including casualty figures from the war in Afghanistan and more. Mystery of the 1969 Nuclear Alert: In October 1969, the Nixon Administration secretly placed U.S. nuclear forces […]
Read the Conference Paper. Listen to the FAS Podcast: A Conversation With An Expert, featuring my trip to South Korea. From December 2nd to 3rd, I participated in the 9th Republic of Korea-United Nations annual Conference on Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Issues. This year’s conference took place at Jeju, South Korea, which is an island off the southern coast […]
The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) has endured as the cornerstone of the non-proliferation regime and remains the only legally binding multilateral agreement on nuclear disarmament. In May 2010, the NPT Review Conference met at the United Nations and provided a critical opportunity to advance the vision President Obama laid out of a world free of nuclear weapons. Read more here.
This report (PDF) examines currently proposed nuclear missions and finds that the United States is witnessing the end of a long process of having nuclear weapons be displaced by advanced conventional alternatives. The most challenging nuclear mission is a holdover from the Cold War: to be able to carry out a disarming first strike against Russian […]