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According to the Federation Of American Scientists (FAS), research into disease pathogens like bubonic plague, anthrax, yellow fever and cholera is also conducted at the National Defense Research Institute and Medical Academy. Civilian medical facilities, including Kim Il-sung University, the Pyongyang ...
America's nuclear arsenal is surprisingly easy to locate, just using Google Earth. As a nuclear weapons expert with the Federation Of American Scientists, Hans Christensen knows the handful of locations by heart. He can give a desktop tour of where the US keeps its current weapons using Google Earth.
The remaining B61 bombs are stored at five other locations in four countries: Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany, according to the Federation Of American Scientists, which tracks the weapons. The NTI report said it "should be assumed that they are targets for terrorism and theft". The bombs are ...
It's espionage 101: Look for officials who handle secrets but may have secrets of their own they don't want revealed. They're possible blackmail targets. "There's a lack of professionalism here," says Steven Aftergood, director of the Project on government Secrecy at the Federation Of American Scientists.
Not so fast, cautions Steven Aftergood, the director of the Federation Of American Scientists' Project on government Secrecy. "We're still in year one of the Trump Administration and it does take time to build a case, identify a suspect, and make a decision to prosecute," Aftergood pointed out. In his first year in office, Trump ...

It is less a Pentagon policy document than a memo from a powerful lobby," wrote Adam Mount, a senior fellow at the Federation Of American Scientists. "Rather than working to reduce nuclear dangers, the nation's nuclear policy now reflects the reasoning of U.S. adversaries and readily follows them into a ...
In its nuclear arsenal, India already is believed to have 120 to 130 nuclear warheads, compared with China's 270, according to the Federation Of American Scientists. Building a deliverable nuclear capacity has been a vital concern to India, until recently as a deterrent to the nation it has long seen as its ...
"The North Koreans tend to act out like this even during periods of quiet to demonstrate their independence and to try to convince us that their nuclear arsenal is beyond limits," said Adam Mount, a senior fellow at the Federation Of American Scientists. "It's a clear sign of defiance, and they intend it to be." ...
Adam Mount, a North Korea expert and senior fellow at the Federation Of American Scientists in Washington, said any parade would be "a pointless display that will impede the Pentagon's efforts to improve force readiness." "You expect to see that kind of spectacle in Pyongyang, not in Washington," he ...
"Though an honest mistake, it will add to friction with Asian allies," according to Adam Mount, a senior fellow and the director of the Defense Posture Project at the Federation Of American Scientists. "After a year in which the President has insulted and antagonized South Korea, it's just one more log on the ...
Writing in the Bulletin's Nuclear Notebook. Hans Kristensen, director of the Nuclear Information Project with the Federation Of American Scientists (FAS) in Washington, DC, said: "North Korea's nuclear weapons programme has made considerable progress over the years, including a wide variety of ballistic ...
New Delhi (CNN) India has successfully test-fired a long-range intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), the country's Defense Ministry said Thursday. The nuclear-capable Agni-V is believed to be India's most advanced ICBM. It was fired Thursday morning India time from Abdul Kalam island off the coast of ...
Hans Kristensen, a nuclear weapons specialist at the Federation Of American Scientists, questions whether the administration is overstating the Russian threat and responding with the right solution. But he said it is clear that Moscow has raised fears in the West by its aggression in Ukraine. "Clearly, the ...
Whether any rapprochement would last much beyond the Games is unclear, especially if the military exercises do take place afterwards. Adam Mount of the Federation Of American Scientists added: "Symbolic actions like Olympic participation and Panmunjom chats mean little on their own and are not worth ...
"Pre-delegation is less of an issue than it has been in long time," Hans Kristensen of the Federation Of American Scientists said on twitter recently. "strategy trend is to place less emphasis on launch under attack and more on riding out attack. Except perhaps in cyber scenarios. But there's so much smoke ...
There is, however, a Federation Of American Scientists, an organization with which a man she said she worked with at the National Federations of science was once associated. As a federation, the group has conferred honorary degrees upon individuals. The Beachcomber also could not find any record of ...

Citing data from the Federation Of American Scientists, ICAN said close to 15,000 nuclear weapons are possessed by the United States, Russia, Britain, France, China, India, Pakistan, Israel and North Korea. "It's disappointing that those nuclear-armed countries are not supportive of the treaty," lamented ...
Commenting on the Trump NSS in an interview with the Guardian the director of the nuclear information project at the Federation Of American Scientists, Hans Kristensen, noted that Trump's "broadening of the nuclear weapons mission against non-nuclear attacks" represents a departure from the stated ...
It matches a lot of rumours we have heard over the past few weeks," said Hans Kristensen, the director of the nuclear information project at the Federation Of American Scientists. "It's a taste of what will come in the Nuclear Posture Review. What is interesting is the broadening of the nuclear weapons ...
... dismantled as they grew obsolete. nuclear weapons are also expensive to maintain and Russia had little money to maintain them after the breakup of the USSR. The Free Beacon states that Russia has between 3,300 and 10,000 tactical nuclear weapons. The Federation Of American Scientists, however, ...
To understand how unnecessary that is, and what ignorance that statement betrays, turn to an analysis conducted for The New York Times by the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Federation Of American Scientists that looked at the 4,000 active U.S. nuclear warheads (the remainder are set to ...
"North Korea's advancements made it inevitable that Tokyo and Seoul would purchase standoff strike capabilities," Adam Mount, a senior fellow at the Federation Of American Scientists, told CNN in an email. "Standoff missiles will ensure that Japan has a credible response to attacks against its territory, ...
The Russian nuclear modernization program picked up in the 2000s after the economic collapse in the early-1990s and is currently about 60 percent done," Hans M. Kristensen, director of the nuclear information project at the Federation Of American Scientists, was quoted as saying in the article.
Steven Aftergood, director of the Project on government Secrecy at the Federation Of American Scientists, told CNBC that former Sen. Bob Graham, D-Fla., had thought about using the rule during his long-running push to release 28 redacted pages from a congressional commission's report on the Sept.
There may be some politics involved in that decision as well, says Hans Kristensen of the Federation Of American Scientists. The Trump Administration is pushing hard for upgrades to America's nuclear arsenal. In his State of the Union address, the president called for making the arsenal "so strong and so ...
Steven Aftergood, director of the government secrecy project at the Federation Of American Scientists, said it's too soon to draw conclusions about the Trump Administration. "It can sometimes take years for a leak to result in an indictment," Aftergood said. "Aside from that, there are other penalties available ...
And the deployment of hundreds of warplanes raises the risk of a peace-shattering knee-jerk response or miscalculation. Adam Mount, a defence expert at the Federation Of American Scientists, said a single "radar blip or a mistaken field report" by North Korean officials could lead Pyongyang to strike first.
"The claim that this is consistent with previous SSMPs sounds strange because the new SSMP says the NNSA has reassessed the requirement (of nuclear test readiness)," said Hans Kristensen, a nuclear weapons expert with the Federation Of American Scientists. Kristensen was the first specialist to raise ...
"Given the aircraft involved, the exercise looks more like an attack drill than defensive operations, integration training, or assurance," said Adam Mount, a senior fellow at the Federation Of American Scientists. "Increasingly frequent and more threatening drills are part of a deliberate attempt to raise the risk of ...
Americans are rightly outraged over revelations that Congress spent $17 million since 1997 to pay off and muzzle victims of congressional sexual misconduct and other abuses. But the U.S. government has spent vastly more effectively bankrolling far more worse sexual atrocities in Afghanistan -- in brazen ...
"Mr. Pompeo is literally an extremist," Steven Aftergood, director at the Federation Of American Scientists, told Bloomberg. "He has staked out extreme positions on intelligence surveillance, interrogation and other areas that deviate from the mainstream consensus." But for years Pompeo has been a fierce ...
The Bulletin of the Atomic scientists of Chicago and the Federation of Atomic Scientists (later the Federation Of American Scientists) both emerged out of this political awakening, and a movement for social responsibility on behalf of scientists was born. The Pile team turned out to be better at building reactors that changing ...
What is unlikely are Chinese media reports stating that the DF-41 is capable of carrying 6-10 MIRV warheads. 'I'm highly sceptical about the 6-10 MIRV rumour,' said Hans Kristensen, director of the Nuclear Information Project at the Federation Of American Scientists. 'I know it's popular among China hawks ...
The event began with a 40-minute talk from Dr. Adam Mount. Mount is a senior fellow at the Federation Of American Scientists where he is an expert in U.S. nuclear strategy and North Korean policy. Event moderator and panelist, Donald Hellmann, who is a professor in the political science department and ...
North Korea has, by the most accurate estimates, fissile material for fewer than 20 warheads. (Here and there estimates have come in as high as 60 warheads, but Hans Kristensen at the Federation Of American Scientists--over time the single most reliable voice on weapons count--judges 20 or fewer to ...
While he is not opposed to the idea of modernizing America's nuclear weapons, Kristensen, with the Federation Of American Scientists, is concerned that policymakers are not thinking about the goals of the effort. Many of the improvements being made to nuclear weapons may have drastic consequences ...
Writing for CNN last week, Adam Mount, a senior fellow at the Federation Of American Scientists, said recent US actions "seem based on an ...
... establishing their own nuclear arsenals referred incorrectly to Charles D. Ferguson's role with the Federation Of American Scientists. He is the ...
... but that he just doesn't have the character," said Hans Kristensen, a nuclear arms expert at the Federation Of American Scientists. "That is a ...
... military operations, deployed troop support and personnel and equipment transportation, the Federation Of American Scientists said Sunday.
Adam Mount, a nuclear weapons expert at the Federation Of American Scientists, said the developments under consideration by the Trump ...
Citing a paper released by the Federation Of American Scientists, it said that South Korea has 24 nuclear reactors and a huge stockpile of spent ...
The Department of Defense has spent more than $1.46 trillion for direct war-related costs since September 11, 2001, according to the latest ...
... enough for more than 4,300 bombs, according to a 2015 paper by Charles D. Ferguson, president of the Federation Of American Scientists.
Adam Mount, a defence analyst and senior fellow at the Federation Of American Scientists, told CNN: "It does send a significant signal.
Adam Mount, Ph.D. is a senior fellow at the Federation Of American Scientists. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his own.
Adam Mount, a senior fellow at the Federation Of American Scientists, highlighted the fact that the U.S. already keeps hundreds of nuclear ...
... organizations -- physics Today, Bulletin of the Atomic scientists, Federation Of American Scientists -- that the nuclear football and the ability ...
Hans Kristensen, director of the Nuclear Information Project with the Federation Of American Scientists (FAS), Matthew McKinzie, director of the ...


 

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