From the Blogs
Six Achievable Steps for Implementing an Effective Verification Regime for a Nuclear Agreement with Iran: Now that an agreement has been reached between the P5+1 and Iran, a non-partisan task force convened by FAS has published a report that addresses anticipated implementation challenges and offers findings and recommendations for strengthening the implementation process both internationally and within the United States.
Air Force Issues Guidance on “Media Operations”: As a rule, U.S. Air Force personnel should not employ physical violence against news reporters who disobey their instructions, newly updated Air Force guidance says. If reporters are present at the scene of an accident or incident in which Air Force classified information is exposed, Air Force officials should “explain the situation and ask the media to cooperate.”
China’s Science of Military Strategy (2013): In 2013, the Academy of Military Sciences of the People’s Liberation Army of China issued a revised edition of its authoritative, influential publication “The Science of Military Strategy” (SMS) for the first time since 2001. “Each new edition of the SMS is closely scrutinized by China hands in the West for the valuable insights it provides into the evolving thinking of the PLA on a range of strategically important topics,” wrote Joe McReynolds of the Jamestown Institute.
Mass Shootings Becoming More Prevalent, CRS Finds: Mass murder involving firearms has become more prevalent in the United States over recent decades, according to data presented in a new report from the Congressional Research Service.
FAS in the News
- August 6: Scientific American, The 70th Anniversary of the Summer of The Bomb
- August 6: NPR, Why Did The U.S. Choose Hiroshima?
- August 5: DDD Magazine, Japanese Lab to Handle Ebola, Pathogens After 30 Years of Local Opposition
- August 5: Yahoo! Politics, White House criticized for not filling watchdog post at CIA
- July 31: ABC News, What’s Considered ‘Classified’ Is a Judgment Call
- July 28: The National Interest, The Most Dangerous Nuclear Weapon in America’s Arsenal