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FAS Conference Call: A Conversation With An Expert – Thursday, 5/20

On Thursday, May 20, 2010, FAS will hold a conference call with members on the technical aspects of Iran’s enrichment program, and the recently issued FAS report-- The Twenty Percent Solution: Breaking the Iranian Stalemate. Dr. Ivan Oelrich, Vice President of the Strategic Security Program, and FAS Researcher Ivanka Barzashka will speak about their proposal to break the Iranian stalemate by reaching a deal to refuel the Tehran research reactor. They will also discuss their assessment of Iran's enrichment capability, the fuel enrichment plant in Fordow, and Iran's plan to build ten more enrichment facilities.

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FAS Roundup – Nuclear Posture Review Edition

FAS’ always-updated Nuclear Posture Review Resource provides clarity and context for President Trump’s Nuclear Posture Review (NPR), including analysis from FAS and other experts, breakdowns of past NPRs…

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FAS Roundup – March 27, 2021

Big Tech CEOs Questioned About Fighting Disinformation With AI by the House Energy and Commerce Committee Last week, Congress asked big tech…

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FAS Roundup – December 16, 2019

Conventional Deterrence of North Korea In a brand new report, Adam Mount explains how rapid technological and doctrinal advancements on both sides of the…

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FAS Roundup: February 9, 2016

From the Blogs RAND Report Questions Nuclear Role In Defending Baltic States: The RAND Corporation has published an interesting new report on how NATO would defend the Baltic…

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FAS Roundup: March 9, 2015

US Nuclear Forces, 2015 Over the next decade, the United States plans to spend as much as $350 billion on nuclear force modernization and maintenance. In the latest Nuclear Notebook, FAS' Hans M. Kristensen and Robert S. Norris estimate that the United States maintains about 4,760 nuclear warheads. Of this total, 2,080 warheads are deployed while 2,680 are in storage for potential upload onto missiles and aircraft. Additionally, there are 2,340 retired (but still intact) warheads that are in storage under the custody of the Department of Energy, awaiting dismantlement. The total estimated inventory of the nuclear arsenal of the United States is 7,100 warheads. Since New START entered into force in February 2011, the United States has cut 158 strategic weapons and 88 launchers; there are plans to make further reductions by 2018. Read the Nuclear Notebook here. 

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FAS Roundup: January 19, 2016

From the Blogs Video Shows Earth-Penetrating Capability of B61-12 Nuclear Bomb: The capability of the new B61-12 nuclear bomb seems to continue to expand, from a simple life-extension of…

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