Tagged: weapons

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...

Advancing Nuclear Security: Evaluating Progress and Setting Goals

The Project on Managing the Atom of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs released today its lead-up report to the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit, which takes place March 24-25, 2014 in The Hague. The report, “Advancing Nuclear Security: Evaluating Progress and Setting New Goals”, “outlines what was accomplished...

Iran Nuclear Deal: An Effective First Step?

In the wake of the nuclear deal made with Iran this past week, what’s left seems to be a debate over whether or not this deal is an effective first step towards a permanent long-term agreement.    The negotiations over the weekend, which included Iran and the P5+1, ultimately culminated...

UN Report Verifies Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria

Following the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria on August 21, 2013, the United Nations sent a team of experts to Damascus to investigate the area and determine the validity of the charges against the Assad regime. The UN team’s findings were recently released in a report which concluded...

New HSDL Featured Topic: Nuclear Weapons

The Homeland Security Digital Library (HSDL) is proud to announce the addition of a new Featured Topic: Nuclear Weapons. The topic is meant to provide users with significant resources on issues related to nuclear weapons, including, but not limited to, nuclear energy, securing fissile material, nuclear strategy, nonproliferation, nuclear waste...

Senate Releases Resolution Authorizing Military Force Against Syria

During the Congressional debates over whether or not the U.S. should use military force against Syria, the GPO (Government Printing Office) has released a digital version of Senate Joint Resolution (S. J. Res.) 21: To Authorize the Limited and Specified Use of the United States Armed Forces Against Syria. This...

Possible U.S. Intervention in Syria: Issues for Congress

  This past Tuesday the Congressional Research Service (CRS) released its newest report, "Possible U.S. Intervention in Syria: Issues for Congress," in response to the deteriorating situation in Syria following the August 21 chemical weapons attack. Faced with an imminent decision regarding U.S. military intervention, Congress is considering the question...

Annual Report to Congress: Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China

Annual Report to Congress: Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China In a report mandated by the FY2000 National Defense Authorization Act, the Department of Defense’s discusses China’s military and security strategies, technological advancements in its capabilities, military doctrine, and security issues in the Taiwan Strait. “The...