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The Warhead Gap!

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On December 24, 2016

Trump’s call for more nuclear weapons, reported NBC News, “boggle[d] nuclear experts“: While President Barack Obama has proposed a multibillion-dollar plan to modernize the aging U.S

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Nuclear Targets

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On January 1, 2016
Well, this is pretty cool: The National Security Archive has published what is said to be the most comprehensive and detailed list of nuclear weapons targets and applied weapons strategy that has ever been declassified. The report includes details plans for purposefully targeting civilian populations and military infrastructure for the systematic destruction of the Soviet […]

A-Bomb Sunrise

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On January 10, 2014

This is an excellent set of photographs documenting how atmospheric nuclear testing at the Nevada Test Site lit up the night sky in Los Angeles: The light from the tests seems to light up the entire s

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K-25

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In General
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On December 24, 2013
I was unaware that K-25, the building at Oak Ridge that separated uranium-235 from uranium-238 during the Manhattan Project, is nearly demolished to make way for a new industrial park. And really, if there’s one thing this nation needs it’s a new industrial park. Also, I can’t think of any place to put such an […]

The Atom Bowl

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On January 1, 2013

Wow. One of the most bizarre episodes in the entire occupation of Japan took place less than two months later, on January 1, 1946, in Nagasaki. Back in the States, the Rose Bowl and other major colleg

Iranian Nukes Re-Visited

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In Robert Farley
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On November 16, 2011
Today we’re revisiting the Iran: No Big Deal argument.  First up, my column at WPR makes the case for thinking about Iran in terms of the behavior of other nuclear powers: The problem with nukes is that there are strong material and normative pressures against their use, not least because states that use nukes risk […]
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