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New Nuclear Bomb Training At Dutch Air Base

The Dutch air base at Volkel appears to have started integration training with the new U.S. B61-12 guided nuclear gravity bomb in 2021, even before the bomb went into full-scale production and entered the U.S. stockpile in 2022.

12.13.23 | 3 min read
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TPNW2MSP: Overview and Key Takeaways

Here’s what we learned at the 2nd Meeting of States Parties (MSP) to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW).

12.08.23 | 8 min read
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New Voices on Nuclear Weapons Fellowship: Creative Perspectives on Rethinking Nuclear Deterrence 

To empower new voices to start their career in nuclear weapons studies, the Federation of American Scientists launched the New Voices on Nuclear Weapons Fellowship. Here’s what our inaugural cohort accomplished.

11.28.23 | 3 min read
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Biden Administration Decides To Build A New Nuclear Bomb to Get Rid Of An Old Bomb

[UPDATED] The Biden administration has decided to add a new nuclear gravity bomb to the US arsenal. The bomb will be known as the B61-13.

10.27.23 | 8 min read
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Upgrade Underway for Russian Silos to Receive New Sarmat ICBM

New satellite imagery shows that preparations to deploy Russia’s new Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile are well underway.

10.19.23 | 4 min read
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Strategic Posture Commission Report Calls for Broad Nuclear Buildup

In contrast to the Biden administration’s Nuclear Posture Review, the Congressionally-mandated Strategic Posture Commission report is a full-throated embrace of a U.S. nuclear build-up.

10.12.23 | 13 min read
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Increasing Evidence that the US Air Force’s Nuclear Mission May Be Returning to UK Soil

New U.S. Air Force budgetary documents strongly imply that the United States Air Force is in the process of re-establishing its nuclear weapons mission on UK soil.

08.28.23 | 4 min read
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While Advocating Nuclear Transparency Abroad, Biden Administration Limits It At Home

Earlier this spring, the Department of Defense and Department of Energy twice rejected requests from the Federation of American Scientists to declassify the number of nuclear weapons in the US stockpile and the number of nuclear weapons awaiting dismantlement.

07.31.23 | 5 min read
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Belarus’ “Nuclear-Capable” Iskanders Get A New Garage

The Belarusian military has completed what appears to be a new garage facility for the allegedly nuclear-capable Iskander missile launchers it received from Russia.

07.27.23 | 2 min read
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Oppenheimer, FAS, and Today’s Nuclear Weapons Risks

We spoke with Eliana Johns about how Oppenheimer’s story connects with contemporary issues and current risks, and how FAS continues to advocate for a safer world.

07.20.23 | 6 min read
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Does Russia Have Nuclear Landmines?

Recent U.S. Intelligence reports refer repeatedly to the existence of Russian nuclear landmines, although it is uncertain how operational they are.

07.17.23 | 6 min read
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Russian Nuclear Weapons Deployment Plans in Belarus: Is There Visual Confirmation?

New satellite images show that the construction of a double-fenced security perimeter is underway at a weapons depot near the town of Asipovichy in central Belarus.

06.30.23 | 7 min read
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