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Earl Gregg Swem Library

J. Robert Oppenheimer Personnel Hearings Transcripts

Categories: Communism,Energy,Govt Secrecy,History,Nuclear Arms,Science/Technology

https://www.osti.gov/opennet/hearing.jsp

Declassified transcripts of a classic Cold War document, the hearings by the Atomic Energy Commission that resulted in the revocation of the security clearance of Oppenheimer, the physicist who led the Manhattan Project to produce the first atomic bomb.  The first time the complete text has been available.  From the Energy Department

 

Transforming Nuclear Attribution: Culture, Community and Change

Categories: Homeland Security,Nuclear Arms,Spying/Intelligence,WMD

http://fas.org/irp/eprint/attribution.pdf

Recently declassified 2009 report on the challenge of identifying the perpetrator of a potential nuclear attack on the U.S. and the problems in reconciling the careful search for and analysis of forensic evidence  with the demand for speed from the policy/political environment.  From the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, posted by the Federation of American Scientists.

 

Israel Crosses the Threshold II: The Nixon Administration Debates the Emergence of the Israeli Nuclear Program

Categories: History,Israel,Middle East Conflict,Nuclear Arms

http://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/nukevault/ebb485/

A collection of ten recently declassified documents on the behind the scenes debate in the Nixon Administration on whether to dissuade Israel from acquiring nuclear weapons.  From the National Security Archive

 

Manhattan District History

Categories: Energy,History,Nuclear Arms

https://www.osti.gov/opennet/manhattan_district.jsp

Multi-volume history of the project to develop an atomic bomb, now complete with the release of Volume 14 on Intelligence and Security, following its declassification.  The volumes record the project’s activities and achievements in research, design, construction, and operation.  From the Department of Energy

 

Studies by Once Top Secret Government Entity Portrayed Terrible Costs of Nuclear War

Categories: History,Nuclear Arms,Russia,Spying/Intelligence,WMD

http://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/nukevault/ebb480/

A collection of 12 formerly classified documents dating from the late 1950s and early 1960s which reveal estimates of potential damage from a nuclear exchange with the Soviet Union.  The documents are mostly summaries from the still-classified full-length reports from the National Security Council’s highly secret Net Evaluation Subcommittee.  From the National Security Archive

 

The Evolution of Cooperative Threat Reduction: Issues for Congress

Categories: Arms Control,Nuclear Arms,Russia,WMD

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/nuke/R43143.pdf

This report summarizes cooperative activities conducted during the full 20 years of U.S. threat reduction and nonproliferation assistance.  Reviews the programs and their funding.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

New Details on the 1961 Goldsboro Nuclear Accident

Categories: Defense/Military,Energy,History,Nuclear Arms,Science/Technology

http://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/nukevault/ebb475/

A set of 7 declassified documents which reveal new details about a 1961 nuclear weapons accident at Goldsboro, North Carolina which nearly detonated a nuclear bomb.  Also includes recently declassified past reviews of nuclear safety.  From the Energy Department’s Sandia National Laboratory, posted by the National Security Archive.

 

Iran: State Leads an Interagency Process to Determine Whether to Impose Sanctions under Section 5(b) of the Iran Sanctions Act

Categories: Arms Control,Govt Processes/Organization,Iran,Nuclear Arms

http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/663598.pdf

Describes the process that the State Department and other relevant federal agencies follow to determine whether to impose sanctions on Iran for its nuclear activities including criteria used and the role of the Office of Counterproliferation.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

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