An update on arms control, national security, and more from the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation
NUKES OF HAZARD PODCAST:
In 1983, a movie was released about nuclear war that shocked 100 million Americans. This episode dives into the movie and how it impacted President Reagan to change his views on nuclear weapons policy. Washington Post Reporter Dan Zak is also interviewed about his book “Almighty,” which profiles nuclear activists and covers the history of U.S. nuclear weapons. Download the podcast on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher or SoundCloud.
Last Week’s Winner and This Week’s Quiz
Previous Quiz Winner: Jon Anderholm was the first to correctly answer the last Center quiz identifying General Douglas MacArthur as the U.S. military leader who recommended that the U.S. use nuclear weapons during the Korean War.
This Week’s Quiz: Name the first Treaty that successfully negotiated the abolition of an entire class of nuclear weapons.
The first person to send us the correct answer(s) will get a shout out in next week’s newsletter. Send your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHAT WE ARE READING:
North Korea has regularly tested ballistic missiles in 2017 and now claims “the time of its ICBM test is not a long way off.” To know more about North Korea’s missile capabilities, read the full piece in Foreign Policy here.
In a hearing before the House Armed Services Committee, Defense Secretary Mattis declared North Korea the top threat to U.S. security, replacing Russia. For details, read the full piece in the Washington Post here.
The Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation has created a video that explains Ground-based Miscourse Missile Defense (GMD) and why it cannot be relied on to protect the U.S. from long-range ballistic missiles. To watch the video, click here.
CENTER IN THE PRESS:
Executive Director John Tierney was quoted in The Salem News about the Virginia shooting. To read the article, click here.
John Tierney was quoted in The Inquisitr on the ground-based missile defense (GMD). To read the article, click here.
John Tierney was quoted in AOL News on the GMD. To read the article, click here.
Center Senior Science Fellow Philip Coyle was quoted in CNN on the recent GMD test. To read the article, click here.