Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Volume 59 Issue 1

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January
2003
Volume: 59
ISSN: 0096-3402
Page count: 76
Issue external URL: Link

Reports

Opinion

1 January 2003
Opinion
He knew “preventive war” wouldn't prevent anything but peace.
1 January 2003
Opinion
Instead of being deterred by the new U.S. policy, enemies may respond by acquiring their own nuclear weapons.

Feature

1 January 2003
Feature
The president's national security adviser believes the United States should use “anticipatory defense” against any country it thinks might attack.
1 January 2003
Feature
A war will generate huge flows of refugees and a public health crisis.
1 January 2003
Feature
Richard Nixon thought a secret, worldwide nuclear alert would remain unknown to the American public, and he was right. But his strategy–to threaten the Soviets into helping bring an end to the Vietnam war–was unsuccessful. They may not even have noticed.
1 January 2003
Feature
The United States may have rejected the bioweapons protocol because it is committed to continuing and expanding its secret programs.
1 January 2003
Feature
There may be a gap between when the current generation of Advanced KH-11 and Onyx reconnaissance satellites stop working and when their replacements are ready.
1 January 2003
Feature
Forget hawks and doves. The post-Cold War political struggle is between “dominators” and “conciliators.” Right now, thanks especially to Osama bin Laden, those who believe U.S. national security lies in raw military power, not cooperative agreements, are in control.
1 January 2003
Feature
The Bush administration wants weapons in orbit. What can be done to keep those weapons from threatening the civilian use of space?

The Center Spread

1 January 2003
The Center Spread

Review

1 January 2003
Review
The Bureau: The Secret History of the FBI By Ronald Kessler, St. Martin's Press, 2002, 488 pages; $27.95 Chasing Spies: How the FBI Failed in Counterintelligence But Promoted the Politics of McCarthyism in the Cold War Years By Athan Theoharis, Ivan R. Dee Press, 2002, 307 pages; $27.50
1 January 2003
Review
The Perversion of Knowledge: The True Story of Soviet Science By Vadim J. Birstein, Westview, 2001, 512 pages; $32.50 Sakharov: A Biography By Richard Lourie, Brandeis University Press, 2002, 465 pages; $30.00
1 January 2003
Review
Wind Power in View: Energy Landscapes in a Crowded World Edited by Martin J. Pasqualetti, Paul Gipe, and Robert W. Righter, Academic Press, 2002, 248 pages; $59.95

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