By Rowan Humphries
This week, a piece Summer 2021 intern Shane Ward began conceptualizing last year during his time with us was published in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.
In his article, Ward argues that the urgency within the United States to develop a new multibillion-dollar nuclear warhead — the first new nuclear warhead since the Cold War — has more to do with the United Kingdom’s nuclear modernization efforts than U.S. national security imperatives. “The United States should not rush to design and build a symbolic new warhead for the arsenal of an ally, even one as close as Britain, when Congress has so far failed to build a case for it on much more than British interest alone,” says Ward. Read the full article on the Bulletin’s website.
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