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Earl Gregg Swem Library

The North Korean Nuclear Challenge: Military Options and Issues for Congress

Categories: Asia,Foreign Affairs,Korea,Nuclear Arms

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/nuke/R44994.pdf

Identifies seven possible options for the U.S. to employ the military to “denuclearize” North Korea and the risks of each approach.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists and InfoDocket.

 

Approaches for Managing the Costs of U.S. Nuclear Forces, 2017 to 2046

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Finance,Nuclear Arms

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/53211-nuclearforces.pdf

Estimates that current plans for modernizing U.S. nuclear forces would cost $1.2 trillion (in 2017 dollars).  Presents Congress with nine options that would reduce or delay some of those costs.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

President Donald J. Trump’s New Strategy on Iran

Categories: Foreign Affairs,Iran,Middle East Conflict,Nuclear Arms,Terrorism

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/10/13/president-donald-j-trumps-new-strategy-iran

Describes the administration’s actions toward Iran including strict enforcement of the terms of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action and opposition to Iran’s attempts to destabilize the Middle East region.  From the White House

 

Defense Primer: Command and Control of Nuclear Forces

Categories: Defense/Military,Nuclear Arms,Presidency

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/IF10521.pdf

One of a recent series of brief reports on the Defense Department and how it operates.  This particular report discusses how the U.S. Nuclear Command and Control System operates, the options available for nuclear use, and the time limits within which such decisions might have to be made.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Iran Policy and the European Union

Categories: Arms Control,European Union,Iran,Nuclear Arms,Nuclear Energy,Treaties

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/row/IN10656.pdf

Observations on current U.S. and European Union attitudes toward the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with Iran regarding development of nuclear capabilities.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Nunn-Lugar 25th Anniversary Shows Cooperative Security Worked

Categories: Communism,History,Nuclear Arms,Russia,WMD

http://nsarchive.gwu.edu/NSAEBB/NSAEBB571-Nunn-Lugar-25th-Anniversary/

Summarizes effort to avoid nuclear arms proliferation following the collapse of the Soviet Union.  Includes full text of ten newly declassified documents describing the location and condition of the nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons and the effort to eliminate them before they deteriorated or disappeared.  From the National Security Archive

 

Nuclear Security

Categories: Great Britain,Homeland Security,Nuclear Arms,Terrorism

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/POST-PN-0540/POST-PN-0540.pdf

One of the greatest threats to global security, according to President Obama, is the danger of a terrorist group acquiring and using a nuclear device.  This report provides a British view of key threats to nuclear security and international initiatives to prevent such threats.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

Joint Operating Environment 2035: The Joint Force in a Contested and Disordered World

Categories: Defense/Military,Homeland Security,Nuclear Arms

http://fas.org/man/eprint/joe2035.pdf

Military thinking on how the U.S. can protect itself in a world occupied by other countries with competitive nuclear forces.  Calls for National Strategic Deterrence or leveraging layered missile defenses to complicate adversary nuclear planning.  From the Joint Chiefs of Staff

 

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