From the Blogs
WWII Atomic Bomb Project Had More Than 1500 “Leaks”: The Manhattan Project was among the most highly classified and tightly secured programs ever undertaken by the U.S. government. Nevertheless, it generated more than 1,500 leak investigations involving unauthorized disclosures of classified Project information. This fact was disclosed in the latest declassified volume of the official Manhattan District History.
Manufacturing Nuclear Weapon Pits and More from CRS: Secrecy News has obtained recently released CRS reports on topics such as DoD’s goal of producing 80 plutonium pits for nuclear weapons, threat of domestic terrorism and terrorism issues in Latin America.
Leaked Document to be Introduced in State Secrets Case: The plaintiff in a lawsuit challenging the use of the “no fly list” to bar a U.S. citizen from boarding an aircraft said last week that he would introduce a leaked copy of the government’s Watchlisting Guidance “to show just how objectionable and evidence-free Defendants’ watch listing process is.” The government said it did not acknowledge the authenticity of the leaked document, and that the case should be dismissed since the Attorney General had invoked the state secrets privilege concerning core issues that it raised.
FAS in the News
- Aug 22: Science, “Science Group Asks U.S. Energy Secretary To Intervene In Case Of Fired Los Alamos Researcher”
- Aug 22: Associated Press, “Group Urges Rehiring Of Los Alamos Lab Worker Who Says He Was Fired For Anti-Nuke Views”
- Aug 22: Center for Public Integrity, “Fired Los Alamos Nuclear Expert Files Appeal”
- Aug 21: Santa Fe New Mexican, “Scientists Urge Energy Chief To Reverse LANL Actions Against Anti-Nuke Worker”
- Aug 21: Nextgov, “Entire Manhattan Project History Declassified And Now Online”
- Aug 20: Defense One, “Top Six Strategic Threats To Worry About In Today’s Global Headlines”
- Aug 18: Daily Beast, “U.S. Intelligence Can’t Stop The Next Snowden For Years”
- Aug 17: World Science Festival, “Is This Bomb Big Enough?”
- Aug 12: Scientific American, “‘Ambiguous’ Warfare Buys Upgrade Time For Russia’s Military”