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FAS Roundup – July 27, 2019

In Memoriam: The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty Dies For the Nation, Matt Korda lays a wreath on the grave of the INF,…

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FAS Roundup – July 3, 2020

Hans Kristensen: Great Immigrant, Great American The Federation of American Scientists is proud to announce that Hans Kristensten, Nuclear Information Project director, is honored as a Carnegie Corporation of New…

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FAS Roundup- November 28, 2011

FAS Roundup: November 28, 2011 New CRS reports, petition to assess nuclear threat, Take Action blog featuring Iran's nuclear program and more.  From the Blogs New CRS Reports: Secrecy News has obtained new reports from the Congressional Research Service; topics of these reports include: U.S. government programs to identify and deport criminal aliens and the U.S. government's response to the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), a brutal paramilitary group in Uganda. Take Action- Iran's Nuclear Program: For the past decade, the Iranian nuclear program has been a point of stringent contention among the members of the international community, particularly between Western nations and Iran. Visit the Take Action Blog and learn about FAS's  recommendations for a peaceful solution to this conflict. Leak Prosecutions Inch Forward: The three ongoing prosecutions under the Espionage Act of individuals who allegedly “leaked” classified information to the press are slowly moving forward. Steven Aftergood writes about the cases of Jeffrey A. Sterling, (former CIA officer who is accused of leaking classified information to author James Risen), Army Private Bradley Manning, (the suspected WikiLeaks source), and Stephen Kim, former State Department contractor accused of leaking classified information to Fox News reporter James Rosen.

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FAS Roundup: July 23, 2012

New online debate series, history of Soviet biological weapons program, India's nuclear arsenal and much more. FAS Launches New Online Feature: "Up for Debate" FAS launched its new online debate series, "Up for Debate." Every two weeks, the feature will highlight a new science and security issue to be discussed by experts and leaders from academia, government and policy. In the first debate, Dr. Mark Raizen from the University of Texas at Austin and Dr. Francis Slakey from the American Physical Society debate the benefits and risks of laser isotope separation. Is the promise of tapping into the rare isotopes of the elements worth risking the threat of nuclear proliferation? "Up For Debate" welcomes your suggestions for questions and experts. Please email your ideas for debates, as well as individuals whose insights you'd like to read to pir@fas.org. To view the debate and learn more about the Up for Debate series click here.   From the Blogs The History of the Soviet Biological Weapons Program: In 1972, the United States, the Soviet Union and other nations signed the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention that was supposed to ban biological weapons.  At that very time, however, the Soviet Union was embarking on a massive expansion of its offensive biological weapons program, which began in the 1920s and continued under the Russian Federation at least into the 1990s. Steven Aftergood writes about the new encyclopedic work,  “The Soviet Biological Weapons Program: A History” by Milton Leitenberg and Raymond A. Zilinskas, which tells the story of the Soviet biological weapons program. New Army Doctrine Seeks to Minimize Civilian Casualties: Both as a matter of humanitarian principle and as sound military strategy, U.S. military forces should strive to minimize civilian casualties in military operations, according to new U.S. Army doctrine published on Wednesday obtained by Secrecy News. “In their efforts to defeat enemies, Army units and their partners must ensure that they are not creating even more adversaries in the process,” the new publication states.

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FAS Roundup – October 29, 2018

New: Assessing India’s nuclear arsenal, strategy The FAS Nuclear Information Project’s Hans Kristensen and Matt Korda release the 2018 FAS Nuclear Notebook on Indian…

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FAS Roundup – October 31, 2016

‘A Dangerous Situation’ As U.S.-Russia Tensions Spill Over To Nuclear Pacts Hans Kristensen, Director of the FAS Nuclear Information Project, is featured on NPR’s Morning Edition, discussing…

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FAS Roundup – October 29, 2018

New: Assessing India’s nuclear arsenal, strategy The FAS Nuclear Information Project’s Hans Kristensen and Matt Korda release the 2018 FAS Nuclear Notebook on…

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