Monthly Archives: September 2009

Questions, Treaties, and Safeguards: Iran’s Covert Nuclear Facility At Qom

Originally published here. Last week, amidst a flurry of nuclear non-proliferation-related meetings at the UN, the United States, Great Britain, and France made the announcement that for several years, Iran has been building a covert uranium enrichment facility near Qom. Their statement was actually preceded by an announcement from the world’s nuclear watchdog, the International [...]
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‘A Very Pragmatic Proposal’ – The Obama Administration’s New Approach To Missile Defense

Originally published here. Those who say we are scrapping missile defense in Europe are either misinformed or misrepresenting the reality of what we are doing. The security of Europe has been a vital national interest of the United States for my entire career. The circumstances, borders and threats may have changed, but that commitment continues. [...]
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The Mushroom Clouds on the Horizon: The Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty

Originally published here. I was stunned. I mean, it was big. I’d been trying to visualize what it was going to be like, and I’d worked out a way to calibrate the shot. The initial fireball I guess I calibrated by holding up a quarter. If the quarter would cover the fireball then the yield [...]
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