Striving For A Safer World Since 1945

Political Consequences of Mistaking Meteorite for ICBM

Hans Kristensen explained to Task & Purpose (external link) that the meteorite that exploded over Thule Air Base in Greenland could have impacted early warning systems to detect possible nuclear first-strikes.

Tariff Escalation: A Timeline, and More from CRS

Steven Aftergood (Director, Project on Government Secrecy) uploaded new Congressional Research Service reports on U.S.-North Korea relations, Iran’s ballistic missile and space launch programs, and North Korea’s ballistic missile and nuclear programs.

Trump Receives New Letter From Kim Jong Un, White House Confirms

Ankit Panda (Adjunct Senior Fellow, Defense Posture Project) wrote for The Diplomat (external link): For Kim Jong-un, “building goodwill with Trump and avoiding the precise details of what the phrase “complete denuclearization” entails is ideal.”

Trump Says New Images Show North Korea Has Begun Dismantling 'Key Missile Site'

Dr. Adam Mount (Director, Defense Posture Project) told CNN (external link): North Korea’s dismantling of its Sohae test site is a “helpful” but not “major” step toward disarmament.

FAS President Hosts Podcast in the Sky

President Dr. Ali Nouri was profiled by AAAS for his video podcast, Above The Fray: Big Ideas in Small Planes (external link); Dr. Nouri is a former AAAS Congressional Science and Engineering Fellow.

Past episodes are available on YouTube.

Striving for a Safer World since 1945

In November 1945, the Federation of Atomic Scientists was founded by Manhattan Project scientists who helped construct the first atomic bombs. These scientists were united by the credo that all scientists, engineers, and other technically-trained thinkers have an ethical obligation to ensure the technological fruits of their intellect and labor are applied to the benefit of humankind.

In early 1946, the Federation of Atomic Scientists rebranded as the Federation of American Scientists. This new FAS was still motivated by its original mission but looked to broaden and diversify its network of supporters to include all who want to reduce nuclear dangers and ultimately prevent global catastrophe. With your support, FAS will continue to strengthen its network of experts and thinkers to uphold its mission established in 1945: strive to make the world a safer, more informed place.

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