Posts tagged with nuclear energy

FAS Roundup: September 4, 2012

Crisis in Syria, illicit weapons in war zones, nuclear targeting guidance and much more. Crisis in Syria Syria has one of the most sophisticated chemical weapons programs in the world, and is suspected to have an active biological weapons program. Additionally, there are reports that Syrian rebels have acquired MANPADS, which are surface-to-air missiles fired […]

FAS Roundup: July 30, 2012

Cost of B-61 life extension program, nuclear Japan, new report on U.S. transitional housing and much more. From the Blogs U.S. “Secretly” Circumvents Somalia Arms Embargo: In apparent violation of an arms embargo on Somalia that it helped to impose 20 years ago, the United States is providing clandestine military support to Somali security services […]

FAS Roundup: July 16, 2012

Polygraph tests and leaks, DoD report on Iran and much more. From the Blogs Fundamental Classification Review Yields Uncertain Results: The executive branch has just completed a two-year review of its classification guidance that was ordered by President Obama as a way to combat overclassification of government information. The early results of the Fundamental Classification […]

FAS Roundup: July 2, 2012

FAS in Jordan, UN Centres of Excellence, nuclear deterrence and much more. From the Blogs Centres of Excellence: The United Nations recently issued a press release stating that the  international body is creating eight “Centres of Excellence” around the world to “help countries mitigate the risks related to chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) material, […]

FAS Roundup: April 23, 2012

New op-ed on diplomacy with North Korea, GAO intelligence review, new CRS reports and much more. From the Blogs GAO Completes an “Intelligence Related” Review: Following years of controversy, the Government Accountability Office this week released an unclassified version of its long-awaited report on FBI Counterterrorism. The report itself comes as an anti-climax, but it […]

FAS Roundup: April 2, 2012

Mitigating risks of bio research, implications of Israeli strike on Iran, fissile materials and much more. From the Blogs Military Intelligence and the Human Terrain System: Secrecy News has obtained the latest issue of the Army’s Military Intelligence Professional Bulletin which is devoted to the Human Terrain System (HTS),  a U.S. Army program to conduct […]

FAS Roundup: March 19, 2012

Preparing for the aftermath of a nuclear terrorist attack, uncertain future of nuclear power, examination of efforts to secure radioactive materials and much more.   From the Blogs Admin May Appeal Order to Release Classified Document: Two weeks ago, Judge Richard W. Roberts issued an extraordinary ruling that a secret government document was not properly classified […]

FAS Roundup- March 11, 2012

Lessons learned from Fukushima, future of nuclear power, Russia’s nuclear forces and much more. Fukushima: One Year Later 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 lessons learned from Fukushima, safety of U.S. nuclear plants, […]

FAS Roundup- February 20, 2012

FAS Roundup: February 20, 2012 Pentagon discloses military intelligence budget request, potential cuts in U.S. nuclear forces by Obama administration, question of reporter privilege and much more.  From the Blogs Pentagon Basic Research Said to Need “More Transparency”: The Department of Defense basic research program has many strengths as well as some serious weaknesses, according to a […]