Posts tagged with Science

FAS Roundup: January 21, 2013

U.S. and North Korea relations, disposal of nuclear weapons components and much more. From the Blogs Strategy Lacking for Disposal of Nuclear Weapons Components: According to an internal Department of Energy contractor report, there is a “large inventory” of classified nuclear weapons components “scattered across” the nation’s nuclear weapons complex and awaiting disposal. But, there […]

FAS Roundup: January 14, 2013

 New debate on cyber security, sailors sue TEPCO and much more. Up for Debate: U.S. Cyber Policy The United States has incorporated cyber security into its foreign policy, using the Stuxnet worm to destroy nearly 1,000 Iranian centrifuges in June 2012. Countries such as Iran are also using  cyber technologies to cause disruptions such as […]

FAS Roundup: December 24, 2012

New JASON report, Congress allows reclassification of restricted data and much more. From the Blogs JASON on “Compressive Sensing” for DoD Sensors: The latest report from the elite JASON science advisory panel is devoted to the subject of “compressive sensing.”  This term generally refers to the use of sensors for imaging (or other sensing) of […]

FAS Roundup: December 10, 2012

New START data, Syria’s chemical weapons, transparency on U.S. nuclear forces and much more.   Why Assad Won’t Use His Chemical Weapons Syria likely has one of the largest and most sophisticated chemical weapon programs in the world, including hundreds of tons of sarin. There are  reports this week that Syria is preparing to deploy […]

FAS Roundup: December 3, 2012

B-61 12 bomb contract signed, new CRS reports, and much more. From the Blogs Classification Decisions are Reviewable by Courts, Gov’t Admits: Executive branch decisions to classify national security information are subject to judicial review in Freedom of Information Act cases, government attorneys acknowledged in a brief filed on November 27. That potentially explosive question […]

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: November 13, 2012

Policy recommendations to the Obama administration, conflict with Iran and much more. FAS Symposium on Catastrophic Threats and Awards Ceremony Only three days after the national election, FAS hosted a day-long symposium that featured distinguished speakers and recommendations to the Obama administration on how best to respond to catastrophic threats to national security at the […]

FAS Roundup: October 29, 2012

Syria’s chemical weapons, plea in Kiriakou case, Cuban Missile Crisis order of battle and much more.   Up for Debate: Syria’s Chemical Weapons A 2011 unclassified report to Congress said Syria’s chemical weapons “can be delivered by aerial bombs, ballistic missiles, and artillery rockets.” The U.S. has monitored closely these stockpiles as the Syrian civil […]