Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Volume 65 Issue 3

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May
2009
Volume: 65
ISSN: 0096-3402
Page count: 64
Issue external URL: Link

Feature

1 May 2009
Feature
Humans are storytelling animals. As such, the future of nuclear weapons depends on the yarns that political leaders and the public spin about them.
1 May 2009
Feature
A forensic investigation of radioactive contamination at Iraq's central nuclear research center confirms Saddam's nuclear program never made it off the ground, but it did endanger Iraqis.
1 May 2009
Feature
The birthplace of the Bomb doesn't have an accessible database on all the processes involved in nuclear weapons manufacturing. To bolster nonproliferation efforts, it should.
1 May 2009
Feature
The Nuclear Suppliers Group should play a vital role in preventing the spread of sensitive nuclear technologies, and its members, including the United States, should welcome international participation in their facilities.
1 May 2009
Feature
Anxious to bolster public confidence after the worst nuclear weapons accident in history, in 1966 u.S. officials went to extraordinary lengths to keep the delicate peace the public had made with nuclear weapons.

Interview

1 May 2009
Interview
The head of the u.n. Office for Disarmament affairs pinpoints past arms control efforts that could inspire agreement between nuclear haves and have-nots.

Nuclear notebook

1 May 2009
Nuclear notebook

Russia continues to reduce the number of nuclear warheads it deploys on ICBMs, yet it is deploying and developing advanced missiles. It has also increased patrols by nuclear-armed submarines.