Time to Put an End to the Nuclear Age

Time to Put an End to the Nuclear Age

On September 26, 1983, Soviet military officer Stanislav Petrov got an alert that a U.S. missile attack was imminent. Faced with the choice of whether to launch a submarine nuclear missile, Petrov made the split-second decision that the alert must have been an error....

The Government’s Nuclear Millstone

“While we are investing in areas that are critical to our future, we are also rooting out programs that aren’t needed and making hard choices to tighten our belt,” declared Energy Secretary Steven Chu. Hold on. Less than 20 percent of the Energy...

New START’s Nuclear Compromise

The New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) between the United States and Russia officially entered into force in a low-key ceremony in Munich in early February–much to the delight of our military leadership, intelligence community, and just about every...