Charles D. Ferguson, Preventing Catastrophic Nuclear Terrorism, Council Special Report No. 11, Council on Foreign Relations, March 2006. This report examines options for the United States and other countries to secure and eliminate nuclear weapons and dangerous fissile materials. Despite many national and international programs to secure these materials, there are large security gaps that remain.
This report examines the threat of nuclear terrorism and the possibility of terrorist groupsobtaining weapons-usable fissile materials to create a nuclear device.
This report examines all the missions proposed for U.S. nuclear weapons and finds conventional weapons are better in most cases. The report calls for reducing and restructuring the United States’ and Russia’s nuclear forces and giving up the push for a new generation of nuclear weapons including “bunker busters.”
America’s institutions for providing science advice are in “crisis.” This report discusses steps that Congress, the executive branch, outside scientific groups and individuals can take to help solve the problem.
This report analyzes eight threats to U.S. space assets and examines alternatives to weaponization and future policy recommendations.
This study looked at how the OAS Treaty has worked to date and how U.S. ratification and full participation will help stem the illicit traffic in small arms.