FAS Roundup – August 16, 2016

By August 16, 2016

In Case You Missed It

FAS President featured in The Atlantic‘s cover story

Dr. Charles D. Ferguson, president of FAS, was featured in journalist Steve Brill’s yearlong investigation of increased national security spending in the United States since September 11, 2001. In the cover story of the September 2016 issue of The Atlantic, Brill asks if the U.S. is any safer since 9/11 and probes the efficacy of the U.S.’s $1 trillion security expenses.

For the full article, visit The Atlantic‘s website.


From the Blogs

Natural gas in the Eastern Mediterranean and more from CRS
by Steven Aftergood, FAS
This update features over 10 new and updated Congressional Research Service reports across a variety of subject matter, from Al Qaeda and U.S. policy in the Middle East and Africa to a brief overview of today’s cybersecurity challenges.

Slack in the labor market and more from CRS
by Steven Aftergood, FAS
A collection of 10 Congressional Research Service reports that have been prevented from being publicly distributed in the past days prior to this story’s publication. Full story.
How to start a nuclear war*
by Bill Press, New Jersey Herald (Non-affiliated)
This opinion piece asserts that no president should have full access and autonomy to launch a nuclear weapon. Press references FAS’s Director of the Nuclear Information Project, Hans M. Kristensen. Full story.

*This non-affiliated opinion piece does not necessarily represent the views or belief of the FAS.

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