Americans do need to pay more attention to nuclear weapons (“Presidential stakes are high for nuclear arsenal,” Editorial, May 25), especially as each citizen carries the heavy burden of their cost. Estimates have the United States spending $1 trillion over the next three decades on our nuclear arsenal.
See my full letter at the Boston Globe.
President Obama makes a historic visit to Hiroshima, Japan this week. He is the first sitting president of the United States to visit the site of the first atomic bomb dropped on Japan during World War II. The threat of this ultimate weapon of mass destruction has loomed over mankind ever since the war. Leading the charge today for nuclear disarmament is a group called Global Zero.
I recently interviewed Mary Popeo, an activist who started the Boston chapter of Global Zero. She talks about getting the group started, what role they will play in this year’s presidential election, and how you can get involved.
Read the full interview at Blogcritics.
While there has been much focus on the Iranian nuclear deal, we cannot forget about the nations that have nuclear weapons. Progress on global nuclear disarmament is stalled. That is because there is no treaty in force preventing new nuclear testing.
Read the full article at Blogcritics.
President Dwight Eisenhower discussing disarmament and inspection during a press conference on July 6, 1955. See the video on YouTube.
Part 3 of a film that highlights nuclear arms control efforts during the Cold War. See the film on YouTube.
Part 2 of a film that highlights nuclear arms control efforts during the Cold War. View the film on YouTube.
This film highlights nuclear arms control efforts during the Cold War. View the film on YouTube.
This concise book traces the history of nuclear weapons from World War II through the Cold War to the present day. You will also read about issues such as the proliferation of nuclear weapons, nuclear testing, the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty and nuclear terrorism. This book also examines efforts to use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes as proposed by President Dwight Eisenhower in his “Atoms for Peace” speech. This edition includes a report prepared by the U.S. Strategic Bombing Survey titled “The Effects of the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.”
Table of Contents
Chapter One: The Atomic Bomb
Chapter Two: Nuclear Weapons and the Cold War
Chapter Three: Atoms For Peace and Open Skies
Chapter Four: Nuclear Weapons and the Public
Chapter Five: The Cuban Missile Crisis and the Limited Test Ban Treaty
Chapter Six: Nuclear Proliferation
Chapter Seven: The Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty
Chapter Eight: Nuclear Terrorism
Chapter Nine: Conclusion
Appendix -The Effects of the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Memorandum by the Chief of Staff, U.S.
Air Force to the Secretary of Defense on
Long Range Detection of Atomic Explosions
Memorandum of Conference with the President
Documents on Nuclear Test Ban Negotiations
Facts About Fallout
Worldwide Reaction to Communist China’s Third Nuclear Explosion
Joint Statement of the Fourth Round of the Six Party Talks Beijing, September 19, 2005
An Antarctic Solution for the Koreas
Nuclear Weapons is available from
Barnes and Noble