Posts tagged with nuclear

FAS Roundup: November 19, 2012

New report on Iran,  debate on defense spending, modernization of the B61, and much more. New Report: “Sanctions, Military Strikes and Other Potential Actions Against Iran: Anticipating Impacts on the Global Economy” The escalating confrontation between the United States and Iran over the latter’s nuclear program has triggered much debate about what actions should be […]

FAS Roundup: October 1, 2012

U.S.-NZ relations, new DNI directives, declassification at Department of Energy and much more. From the Blogs In 1962, Kennedy was Urged to Take “Drastic Action” Against Leakers: Fifty years ago, the President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board (PFIAB) urged President John F. Kennedy to take “drastic action” against whoever had leaked classified intelligence information to a […]

FAS Roundup: May 14, 2012

Cost of B61 bomb escalating, radioactive smuggling, cyber threats and much more. From the Blogs USAF Drones May Conduct  “Incidental” Domestic Surveillance: U.S. Air Force policy permits the incidental collection of domestic imagery by unmanned aerial systems (drones), but ordinarily would not allow targeted surveillance of a U.S. person.  The Air Force policy was restated […]

FAS Roundup: May 7, 2012

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 […]

FAS Roundup: April 30, 2012

Investigation into leak prosecutions, nuclear forensics, new CRS reports and much more.   From the Blogs Senate Review of CIA Interrogation Program “Nearing Completion”: The Senate Intelligence Committee has been reviewing the post-9/11 detention and interrogation practices of the Central Intelligence Agency for four years and is still not finished.  But the end appears to […]

FAS Roundup- February 27, 2012

FAS Roundup: February 27, 2012 Status of China’s nuclear forces, strides in DoD classification reform, photos and video from FAS Awards Ceremony and much more.   From the Blogs Pentagon Defends Record on Secrecy Reform: The Department of Defense has done a better job of complying with changes in national security classification policy than it […]

FAS Roundup- October 31, 2011

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 […]

Toward a Negotiated Solution – Solving the Iranian Nuclear Puzzle

Last week, I spoke at a meeting of the Arms Control Association on the Multilateral “P-5+1” talks with Iran over its nuclear program. How we can improve IAEA monitoring and verification so that we can have sufficient confidence that Iran’s nuclear fuel-cycle activities are not used for weapons purpose? The panelists included Barry Blechman, co-founder of the Henry L. Stimson Center and chair of […]