On the radar: Crawling toward New START ceilings; US still maintains fissile material for 20,000 nuclear bombs; Tax day priorities; Russia tests new missile; State of play with North Korea; Gottemoeller in Hiroshima; Iran’s diplomat denied visa; Managing perceptions of diplomacy with Iran; and Back when we had nuclear landmines.   Read more »
Posted on April 15, 2014
Today marks the anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing. On August 6, 1945, the U.S. used the first nuclear bomb in combat, destroying a city and killing over one-hundred thousand people in the blink of an eye. The aftermath of Hiroshima is preserved in haunting photos that serve as a reminder of the devastation caused by these horrible weapons of mass destruction. Read more »
Posted by admin on August 6, 2013
Hiroshima, Nuclear Zero
  On the radar: Atomic amendments in NDAA; Nuclear fault lines; Tehran sanctions new tech; To commemorate or not?; Shortsleeve summit; Atomic time capsule; and 25 million Big Macs.   Read more »
Posted on June 7, 2013
  On the radar: DPRK test really Iranian-false; Park on North Korea; Pre-negotiation posturing; Nuclear next steps; Danger of comparing to nukes; NNSA Audit; and Atomic artifacts.   Read more »
Posted on February 25, 2013
  On the radar: Feb. 25 in Kazakhstan; VP Biden remarks; Welcome, Sec. Kerry; Test prep in North Korea; Loose nuke, 55 years later; Gov. Richardson on North Korea; and Ground control to Maj. Mahmoud.   Read more »
Posted on February 4, 2013
On the radar: Budget cuts frappe le force; NYT on Hagel; Iran position on Parchin; Amano set for 2nd term; Outlook on nonstrategic reductions; and the Air Force’s actual strangelove “big board.” Read more »
Posted on January 8, 2013
In August 1945, an estimated 185,000 people lost their lives as a result of the nuclear bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, which represent the first and only nuclear attacks on earth. We are working to ensure they are also the last. Read more »
Posted by admin on August 29, 2012
In 1945, Ploughshares Fund supporter Reid Dennis was sent by the Navy to Japan. While there he visited both Hiroshima and Nagasaki shortly after their bombing. Reid has kindly shared his remembrances of that visit with us, below.  Read more »
Posted by admin on August 9, 2012
On the radar: Levi on factors facilitating sanctions; Not time to relax oversight of the complex; Piecemeal BMD in the Gulf; STRATCOM on CMRR alternatives; Parsi on U.S.-Israel-Iran conundrum; First MDA chief from the Navy; and Firsthand pictures of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.   Read more »
Posted on August 9, 2012
Sadako Sasaki was two years old on August 6, 1945 when a nuclear bomb was dropped on her hometown of Hiroshima. It was the world’s first experience with nuclear war. Sadako was among the fortunate who survived the initial blast. But only 10 years later, when she was 12, Sadako developed leukemia, along with many other blast survivors exposed to the radiation. Read more »
Posted by admin on August 6, 2012