FAS Roundup: December 15, 2015

Christopher Bidwell gives statement on biosecurity and the use of microbial forensics as scientific methodology to 2015 Meeting of State’s Parties Christopher Bidwell, Senior Fellow for Nonproliferation Law and Policy at FAS, delivered a statement yesterday to the 2015 Meeting of States Parties prior to the 8th Review Conference of the 1972 Biological and Toxin […]

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Kalibr: Savior of INF Treaty?

By Hans M. Kristensen With a series of highly advertised sea- and air-launched cruise missile attacks against targets in Syria, the Russian government has demonstrated that it doesn’t have a military need for the controversial ground-launched cruise missile that the United States has accused Russia of developing and test-launching in violation of the 1987 Intermediate-Range […]

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Adjusting NATO’s Nuclear Posture

By Hans M. Kristensen The new Polish government caused a stir last weekend when deputy defense minister Tomasz Szatkowski said during an interview with Polsat News 2 that Poland was taking “concrete steps” to consider joining NATO’s so-called nuclear sharing program. The program is a controversial arrangement where the United States makes nuclear weapons available […]

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FAS Roundup: November 10, 2015

“What an $8B Nuclear Bomb Upgrade Looks Like” Designing and building nuclear bombs is one of the U.S. government’s most secretive activities. But the PBS NewsHour recently was granted unprecedented access to a number of highly classified facilities, where the world’s most destructive weapons are now being updated and rebuilt. The Department of Energy — which […]

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General Cartwright Confirms B61-12 Bomb “Could Be More Useable”

By Hans M. Kristensen General James Cartwright, the former commander of U.S. Strategic Command and former Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, confirmed in an interview with PBS Newshour that the increased accuracy of the new guided B61-12 nuclear bomb could make the weapon “more useable” to the president or national-security making process. […]

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FAS Roundup: October 20, 2015

Stay tuned for the October 2015 FAS Nuclear Notebook, available for viewing on fas.org tomorrow. Co-authored by Hans M. Kristensen and Robert S. Norris and published bi-monthly in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, each issue of the Nuclear Notebook provides a snapshot of a nuclear-armed country weapons programs or a global nuclear weapons matter. This […]

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