Today marks the 76th anniversary of the dawn of the nuclear age with the Trinity Test in Los Alamos, New Mexico. The Manhattan Project scientists and others who witnessed the first nuclear test were in awe. Many were silent. Here’s a compilation of their words: We knew the world would not be the same. A […]
By John Erath It was announced this week that President Joe Biden will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin on June 16 in Geneva. As one who focuses on non-proliferation and arms control for a living, I hope these issues will feature prominently on the agenda. And, as one who spent many years preparing policy makers […]
By John Isaacs The indomitable Hans Kristensen of the Federation of Americans Scientists, along with his colleague Matt Korda, has produced authoritative estimates of the world’s nuclear stockpiles. When in the past, the United States government has tried to shield the number of American weapons behind high walls of classification, Hans and Matt have provided spot-on numbers. United States nuclear weapons 5,500 – total inventory, including retired warheads awaiting […]
Expensive, unproven and duplicative. Here’s why we don’t need GMD.