Posts tagged with nuclear security

FAS Roundup: October 7, 2013

New START numbers, India’s missile modernization and much more. From the Blogs India’s Missile Modernization Beyond Minimal Deterrence: Until now, all Indian ballistic missiles have carried only one warhead each to constrain India’s minimum deterrence posture. This has changed with India’s newest missile, the Agni V, which officials from the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) […]

FAS Roundup: September 23, 2013

Obama’s nuclear guidance, eliminating Syria’s chemical weapons and much more. Falling Short of Prague: Obama’s Nuclear Weapons Employment Policy In a new article published in Arms Control Today, Mr. Hans Kristensen, Director of the Nuclear Information Project, writes that the Obama administration’s nuclear guidance continues Cold War thinking by reaffirming old principals. Although the guidance endorses the […]

FAS Roundup: September 16, 2013

Dutch response to B61-12, waste storage at Yucca Mountain and much more. From the Blogs Policy Response to Intelligence Revelations Lags: The government’s fiscal year is set to end in a few weeks and an intelligence authorization bill for fiscal year 2014 is nowhere in sight. Typically, the House and Senate Intelligence Committees  report intelligence bills in […]

New Project to Create Virtual Nuclear Issues Education Center

FAS and the Stevens Institute of Technology have partnered on a new project to create a virtual nuclear issues education center to increase awareness and education of nuclear issues facing the world today. Funding for the workshop to create this center was generously provided by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. An invitational workshop, to […]

FAS Roundup: August 12, 2013

Military tests data mining of social media, news from Fukushima and much more. From the Blogs Army Establishes Insider Threat Program: In wake of the Bradley Manning verdict, the Secretary of the Army formally established the Army Insider Threat Program.  The directive requires development and implementation of “a technical capability to monitor user activity on the Secure Internet Protocol Router […]

Generation Prague 2013 Conference

On July 17, Dr. Charles Ferguson participated in a panel with Mr. Edward McGinnis from the Department of Energy on nuclear energy issues at the Generation Prague 2013: Building a Strategy of Peace conference hosted by the State Department and George Washington University’s Elliot School. Event photos: Department of State Bureau of ISN George Washington […]

FAS Roundup: July 15, 2013

New Air Force intel report on nukes, White House withholding presidential directives and much more. From the Blogs Behind the Scenes at the Congressional Research Service: A long-running personnel dispute at the Congressional Research Service offers up conflicting visions of the proper role of the congressional support agency, which provides policy and legal analysis to Congress. […]

FAS Roundup: June 10, 2013

Government gathers phone records, world’s nuclear forces and much more. From the Blogs Government Gathers Phone Records of Verizon Customers: At the request of the FBI, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court ordered a Verizon subsidiary to surrender the telephone records of its U.S. business customers to the National Security Agency for at least a three […]

FAS Roundup: June 3, 2013

Nuclear modernizations in China and North Korea, stockpile security of light weapons and much more. From the Blogs Air Force Briefing Shows Nuclear Modernizations But Ignores US and UK Programs: According to U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command, China and North Korea are developing nuclear-capable cruise missiles. The new Chinese and North Korean systems appear […]

FAS Roundup: April 15, 2013

Q&A on North Korea, letter from Nobel Laureates to Congress, B61 bomb, and much more. Better Understanding North Korea: Q&A with Seven East Asian Experts Researchers from FAS asked seven individuals who are experts in East Asia about the the recent escalation in tensions on the Korean Peninsula. Is North Korea serious about their threats […]