Anti-nuclear terrorism bill stalls in Senate By Kate Brannen Politico After seven years, Congress still can’t agree on measures to combat nuclear terrorism. Click here to read the rest of the article and quotes by Kingston Reif (subscription only).
Plan to Militarize Nuclear Security Could Face Legal Obstacles, Critics Say By Douglas P. Guarino Global Security Newswire WASHINGTON – A Reconstruction-era law limiting the powers of the armed forces on U.S. soil is one of several obstacles that could complicate Representative Mike Turner’s efforts to militarize security at nuclear weapons production sites, skeptics say. […]
Funding is there for updating warheads by Molly Moorhead Politifact Some Republicans in the House of Representatives have been at odds with each other over this pledge. But the bottom line is that nuclear weapon upgrades and maintenance are being funded. Click here to read the rest of the article.
Written by: Kingston Reif Published in the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists Online on September 17, 2012 Article summary below; read the full text online. Few national security issues are as important to President Barack Obama as reducing the threat posed by nuclear weapons. Obama devoted his first major foreign policy speech as president to the […]
Wasted Energy By Sharon Weinberger Nature For some Pentagon officials, the demonstration in October 2007 must have seemed like a dream come true — an opportunity to blast reporters with a beam of energy that causes searing pain. Click here to read the rest of the article and quotes from Philip Coyle.