Month: September 2015

New terminology to help prevent accidental nuclear war

New terminology to help prevent accidental nuclear war

Since the advent of US and Russian nuclear-armed ballistic missiles and early warning systems,  the danger has always existed that a false warning of attack—believed to be true—could cause either nation to inadvertently launch a responsive “retaliatory” strike with its own nuclear forces. Fear of a disarming nuclear strike, especially during a crisis, creates immense … Continued

Our not so peaceful nuclear future

Our not so peaceful nuclear future

On Thursday, in a teleconference sponsored by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, nuclear weapons expert Henry Sokolski discussed his recent book "Underestimated: Our Not So Peaceful Nuclear Future." The book's central thesis is that if "states become more willing to use their nuclear weapons to achieve military advantage … US security may become hostage to … Continued

Thomas Pickering Joins Science and Security Board; Sonny Garg, Gloria Scoby and Lowell Sachnoff Join Governing Board

Thomas Pickering Joins Science and Security Board; Sonny Garg, Gloria Scoby and Lowell Sachnoff Join Governing Board

For immediate release Bulletin Media Contact: Janice Sinclaire, [email protected] CHICAGO– September 15, 2015 – The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has announced that Thomas Pickering will join its Science and Security Board. Attorney Lowell Sachnoff will rejoin the organization’s Governing Board after a year-long absence, and Sonny Garg and Gloria Scoby will join the Governing … Continued