Federation of American Scientists

Is it illogical to think of a world without nuclear weapons?  Must we accept the world as it is, with nuclear weapons, as many in the high priesthood of strategic policy insist?  That was a broad reaction to the effort to get rid of them that Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev made at the Reykjavik Summit 26 years ago in what George Shultz has called “the highest stakes poker game ever played.”  And I still hear it frequently today. Read more »
Posted by admin on November 16, 2012
  On the radar: Talk of talks with Iran; Candidates’ opportunity on arms control; Tell me how this ends; Russia tests triad; Ohio by way of Virginia; Toward a modern US nuclear posture; Lessons on Iran from 50 years ago; Russia sells missiles to India; and Palomares still not cleaned up.   Read more »
Posted on October 22, 2012
The B61 life extension program gets a gold medal for setting records as the most expensive nuclear warhead in U.S. history. It also gets another ignominious recognition – costing more than its weight in solid gold. Read more »
Posted by Ben Loehrke on July 30, 2012
In a sea of skepticism over U.S. policy on Iran, new developments are signaling progress toward a diplomatic solution to Iran’s nuclear program. Read more »
Posted by Megan Murphy on October 7, 2011