Posts tagged with Science

FAS Roundup: February 17, 2014

Stephen Kim pleads guilty, new CRS reports and more. From the Blogs Stephen Kim Pleads Guilty to Leak Charge: Former State Department contractor Stephen Kim pleaded guilty on February 7 to one count of unauthorized disclosure of national defense information to a Fox News reporter. Following a sentencing hearing in April, he is expected to serve […]

FAS Roundup: February 10, 2014

New FISA Court members, nuclear winter, Fermi Awards and more. From the Blogs McCain Proposes New Select Committee on NSA Leaks: Last week, Senator John McCain introduced a resolution to establish a new Senate Select Committee to investigate the unauthorized disclosures of classified information on NSA collection programs and implications for U.S. policy. The McCain resolution is […]

FAS Roundup: February 3, 2014

Threats to the Olympics, implementation of nuclear reductions and much more. Negotiated Cuts: A New Nuclear Weapons Treaty is Not the Only Option In his 2013 address announcing his new nuclear agenda, President Obama stated that his administration would seek further negotiated cuts with Russia by cutting the 1,550 deployed strategic warheads allowed by New […]

FAS Roundup: January 13, 2014

Overview of U.S. nuclear forces, intel implications of virtual worlds, CIA cuts off public access to translated news reports and  more. U.S. Nuclear Forces, 2014 Hans Kristensen and Robert Norris provide an overview of U.S. nuclear forces in 2014 in the latest Nuclear Notebook published in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. The U.S. has an […]

FAS Roundup: December 16, 2013

Sanctions against Iran, Global Fissile Material Report and  more. Op-ed: Congress Should Delay Action on New Sanctions Against Iran In an op-ed published in Al Jazeera America, Christopher Bidwell, Senior Fellow for Nonproliferation and Law, writes that economic sanctions have proven effective against Iran, but at this point they will only interfere with peaceful negotiations over […]

FAS Roundup: December 9, 2013

Radioactive theft in Mexico, 3D printing of guns and  more. From the Blogs White House Sets New Goals for Open Government: On December 6, the White House released a new plan which affirms its support for open government values, and set an agenda for the remainder of the current Administration.  A new interagency Classification Review Committee is […]

FAS Roundup:November 18, 2013

Death by polonium poisoning, negotiations between Iran and the United States and more. Iran is Negotiating with the Wrong U.S. Officials Last week, Iranian officials met with representatives of the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council and Germany (the P5 +1) regarding Iran’s nuclear program and economic sanctions imposed by the United […]

FAS Roundup: November 4, 2013

B61-12 capabilities increasing, parts for small arms and light weapons and much more. From the Blogs Intelligence Spending Dropped Sharply Last Year: Total U.S. intelligence spending last year declined by more than 10%. The reduction in spending was accelerated by the budget sequester which deprived intelligence agencies of billions of dollars beyond the intent of congressional appropriators, […]

FAS Roundup: October 28, 2013

New D0D report on overclassification misses the mark, Fukushima podcast, and much more. New Podcast on Nuclear Energy Post Fukushima FAS President Dr. Charles Ferguson was interviewed by Science for the People’s podcast series regarding environmental and public health issues after the Fukushima nuclear accident. Dr. Ferguson also addresses the future use of nuclear power in Japan. […]

FAS Roundup: October 14, 2013

New report on MANPADS threat, anniversary of LTBT, Iran’s enrichment of uranium and much more. Publication: Report Examines MANPADS Threat and International Efforts to Address It On November 28, 2002, terrorists fired two Soviet-designed SA-7 man-portable air defense systems (MANPADS) at an Israeli plane destined for Tel Aviv as it departed from Moi International Airport in […]