Posts tagged with nuclear reactor

Issue Brief: Japan’s Role as Leader for Nuclear Nonproliferation

A country with few natural resources, first Japan began to develop nuclear power technologies in 1954. Nuclear energy assisted with Japanese economic development and reconstruction post World War II. However, with the fear of  lethal ash and radioactive fallout and the lingering effects from the 2011 accident at Fukushima-Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, there are many […]

FAS Roundup: November 5, 2012

Intelligence spending drops, extreme weather and much more. From the Blogs Court Orders FBI to Release Withheld Information: A few years ago, the FBI invoked national security to justify withholding certain information from a Freedom of Information Act requester named Deirdre McKiernan Hetzler. But as rarely happens, a court last month critically assessed the FBI […]

FAS Roundup: October 15, 2012

NATO and nuclear transparency, Obama directive on intelligence whistleblowers and much more. From the Blogs Obama Issues Directive on Intelligence Community Whistleblowers: On October 10, President Obama issued Presidential Policy Directive 19 on “Protecting Whistleblowers with Access to Classified Information.” The directive generally prohibits official reprisals against an intelligence community employee who makes a “protected […]

FAS Roundup: September 17, 2012

Summer issue of the PIR, nuclear energy debate, legality of targeted killing of terrorists and much more. Up for Debate: Nuclear Energy in the United States The U.S. nuclear power industry currently generates about 20 percent of the nation’s electricity. While nuclear plants generate more than half the electricity in six states, the nuclear power […]

FAS Roundup: September 10, 2012

Thorium reactors, new CRS reports, DoD security policy and much more. From the Blogs Greater Autonomy for Unmanned Military Systems Urged: The Department of Defense should focus on increasing the autonomy of drones and other unmanned military systems, a new report from the Defense Science Board said. “Autonomy” in this context does not mean “computers […]

FAS Roundup: July 23, 2012

New online debate series, history of Soviet biological weapons program, India’s nuclear arsenal and much more. FAS Launches New Online Feature: “Up for Debate” FAS launched its new online debate series, “Up for Debate.” Every two weeks, the feature will highlight a new science and security issue to be discussed by experts and leaders from […]

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: 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: 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 […]