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FAS Public Interest Report
The Journal of the Federation of American Scientists
September/October 2001
Volume 54, Number 5
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Front Page
The Search for Proliferation-Resistant Nuclear Power
To Provide for the Common Defense
September 11 & the Future of National Security

Call to Readers

A number of opinion pieces and letters have appeared in regional newspapers supporting the use of nuclear weapons in the ongoing conflict. Though these pieces may seem absurd, they could well increase Congressional support for developing a new generation of "bunker-buster" weapons and for possibly resuming nuclear testing to validate the designs. You can help restore sanity to this debate by writing letters to your local newspapers explaining the disastrous consequences of crossing the nuclear threshold. A sample letter may be found on the FAS website.