Tagged: deterrence

The U.N. Security Council Needs Your Help!

In 2004, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), concerned over the threat of illicit trafficking of nuclear material and technology, passed Resolution 1540. The resolution, seeking to prevent non state actors from acquiring Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), requires states to penalize parties attempting to proliferate WMD and install domestic...

Hagel Addresses Shortcomings in U.S. Nuclear Deterrent Mission

“As long as we have nuclear weapons, we will and we must ensure that they are safe, secure and effective.” -Defense Secretary Hagel As a result of the July 2014 “Independent Review of the Department of Defense Nuclear Enterprise” report, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced this week that a 10...

Reducing Nuclear Arsenals: U.S. and Russia Hold More than Necessary for Deterrence

Despite reduction of their nuclear arsenals the United States and Russia still maintain 16,000 nuclear warheads. This is 15 times more than the combined total nuclear arsenals of all the seven other nuclear weapon states in the world. The Federation of American Scientists (FAS) released a new report Trimming Nuclear...