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 NRDC: Exposing the U.S. Nuclear War Plan
For the first time, a group outside the "nuclear priesthood" has fashioned an analytic tool that allows them to simulate nuclear war, assess the effects of the use of nuclear weapons, and arrive at their own well-supported conclusions regarding nuclear weaponry and war planning.
There is no such thing as a surgical nuclear strike; nuclear weapons are simply weapons of mass destruction, and their effects are complex, unpredictable, and ultimately uncontrollable.
We continue to target Russia with nuclear weapons and devise options and plans for their use, a process that by its nature reduces Russia from flesh and blood to models and scenarios.
www.nrdc.org /nuclear/nwarplan.asp   (1631 words)

 Bartlett - Nuclear Warfare in the Movies
If a movie is faithful to the reality of nuclear warfare conceived as a genuine threat to human survival, the moviemaker must present something so horrifically ugly that hope is destroyed, so ugly that an attack on faith in human agency for the film characters (and the viewers who identify with them) is the result.
Nuclear annihilation is the end we wish to defer, the thing we wish not to happen, just as the good characters in the stories themselves wish it not to happen (psychotic scientists or military officers eager and able to launch a first strike attack represent human evil).
These are not quite movies of nuclear warfare, but in their allusiveness to the only deliberate historical bombings of real human populations, each film shows what is lost by way of nuclear destruction.
www.anthropoetics.ucla.edu /ap1001/bartlett.htm   (10416 words)

 The Nuclear Taboo by Verna Gehring
It is not clear that avoidance of the use of nuclear weapons has risen to the level of a taboo or that refraining from nuclear warfare can withstand the challenges of the coming decades.
Mutual intimidation explains all the effects we now associate with those of a "nuclear taboo." The ban against nuclear warfare is based on a calculated reasoning of the costs and benefits of nuclear warfare, and at present this rational calculus has not tipped in favor of lifting the ban.
But it is not a taboo that prohibits use of nuclear means because atomic weapons are evil, because the possibility of nuclear warfare is inconceivable, or because the authority that decides on their deployment surely must be mad.
www.puaf.umd.edu /IPPP/Summer00/nuclear_taboo.htm   (3018 words)

 Nuclear warfare - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nuclear warfare, or atomic warfare, is a war in which nuclear weapons are used.
The possibility of using nuclear weapons in war is usually divided into two subgroups, each with different effects and potentially fought with different types of nuclear armaments.
The first, a limited nuclear war (sometimes attack or exchange), consists of only the use of a small number of weapons in a tactical exchange aimed primarily at the opposing military forces.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Nuclear_warfare   (1539 words)

 Nuclear Warfare 101
In effect, the effect of acquiring nuclear weapons is that the owning country has set limits on any conflict in which it is involved.
Nuclear weapons are so immensely destructive that they mean a country can be totally destroyed by their use.
What the term actually means is that both sides have enough nuclear firepower to destroy the other and that the firepower in question is configured in such ways that no pre-emptive strike can destroy enough of it to take away the fact that the other country will be destroyed.
homepage.mac.com /msb/163x/faqs/nuclear_warfare_101.html   (2071 words)

 Armageddon Online - 30,000 nuclear warheads would be fired at America in World War III
It means our only defence to a nuclear attack is one of our own, which does not save the lives of any of the hundreds of millions of people that would die in the strike.
Nuclear bombs are based on the forces that hold atoms together.
Possibly the worst effect of a terrorist nuclear device would be that it could trigger a nuclear war.
armageddononline.tripod.com /nuclear.htm   (1517 words)

 Nuclear weapon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A nuclear weapon is a weapon which derives its destructive force from nuclear reactions of fission or fusion.
The first nuclear weapons were created in the United States by an international team, including many displaced scientists from central Europe, with assistance from the United Kingdom and Canada during World War II as part of the top-secret Manhattan Project.
Nuclear weapons delivery—the technology and systems used to bring a nuclear weapon to its target—is an important aspect of nuclear weapons relating both to nuclear weapon design and nuclear strategy.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Nuclear_weapon   (3143 words)

 The End of Nuclear Warfare
He offers an excellent analysis of where US nuclear warfare strategy has been, up to the demise of the Soviet Union, and then describes in superb detail the major problems of nuclear disarmament in a time when nations professing to abhor nuclear weapons are proliferating them.
The group concluded that such a proposal "is a plan for making the world safe for conventional warfare." A nuclear-disarmed world would be inherently unstable because, at the first sign that one state might be in noncompliance, the others would follow suit, lest they acquire or reacquire nuclear weapons too late.
Policy planners should take note of these books and use their well-thought-out ideas to help determine whether the threat of nuclear warfare can really be put to rest or whether it will continue to be the sword we cannot sheath.
www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil /airchronicles/bookrev/nuclear.html   (1432 words)

 NUCLEAR NEWS: ENERGY, WEAPONS, & WARFARE | HavenWorks.com/nuclear news: Nuclear Energy, Nuclear Weapons, and ...
The key judgments on Iraq's nuclear program — namely, that Iraq was again trying to build a bomb — were based instead on other intelligence, like the assertion that Iraq was seeking high-strength aluminum tubes for nuclear centrifuges."...
The information was contained in the National Intelligence Estimate, one of the most closely held CIA analyses of whether Iraq had weapons of mass destruction before the war."...
Wilson wrote that "some of the intelligence related to Iraq's nuclear weapons program was twisted to exaggerate the Iraqi threat.""...
www.havenworks.com /nuclear   (4861 words)

 Nuclear Warfare
You are some of the most populated countries on the planet and you are actually threatening each other with nuclear weapons.
India and Pakistan were never stable regions of the world and it is not because they are not educated people.
We needed to learn that just because a country has nuclear and computer technology does not mean that it is not a third world country.
www.noisetoknowledge.com /ignorant_nuclear_warfare.htm   (438 words)

 Weapons of Mass Destruction - Concepts and Information
Nuclear weapons have been made and tested with yields of up to 50 million tons (50 megatons) of TNT –; over 4.2 million times as big as the biggest chemical bomb made.
Mother Nature being a blabbermouth, chemical, biological, nuclear, and radiological weapons and warfare are always going to be around, despite all that is being done along the lines of disarmament.
Finally, weapons of mass destruction are perceived by conferring prestige on their owners - the Chechens claimed to own nuclear weapons, which seemed for a while to have forestalled Russia's entry of that area with its armed forces.
members.tripod.com /~VFRICKEY/cbrlinks.html   (2709 words)

 NBC-Links.com: Jim Placke's NBC Links.
Nuclear Photos and Films A DOE site where you can view/download files (or purchase VHS tapes) of historical nuclear tests/explosions.
Nuclear Blast Tests Photos A collection of nuclear tests that were conducted by Los Alamos Labs.
NATO's Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Defense Initiatives These videos are a fictional dramatization illustrating the dangers and difficulties that NATO forces would face if attacked by nuclear, biological or chemical weapons.
www.nbc-links.com /index2.html   (2950 words)

 Alsos: Warfare Browse
Arms Race - role of nuclear weapons in the Cold War between the U.S. and the Soviet Union from 1945 to 1990
Nuclear War - effects of a possible nuclear war
Nuclear Weapons Delivery Systems - Mechanisms for delivering nuclear weapons including missiles, aircraft, artillery, ships, and vehicles.
alsos.wlu.edu /warfarebrws.asp   (486 words)

 B-52 Stratofortress - United States Nuclear Forces
The B-52H was designed for nuclear standoff, but it now has the conventional warfare mission role with the retirement of the B-52G’s.
Pilot and co-pilot are side by side on the upper flight deck, along with the electronic warfare officer (EWO), seated behind the pilot facing aft.
Congress was notified during the second quarter of FY 1995, of the Department of Defense, and the Department of Energy intent to modify an existing weapon to provide a replacement option.
www.fas.org /nuke/guide/usa/bomber/b-52.htm   (2464 words)

 CNN.com - Iran president says U.N. sanctions unlikely - Apr 24, 2006
On the nuclear issue, Ahmadinejad said he thought it unlikely the U.N. Security Council would impose sanctions against Iran, adding he believes most member countries "are rational enough not to make such a great mistake."
Ahmadinejad again insisted Tehran's nuclear research and nuclear advances are aimed at an energy program.
Tehran is ready to negotiate with any country on its nuclear program, but Iran's sovereignty and its rights must be respected, he said.
www.cnn.com /2006/WORLD/meast/04/24/iran.nuclear/index.html   (988 words)

 NBC-Links.com: Jim Placke's Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Warfare Links Homepage.
First Radiological Device and Nuclear Event Symposium The symposium will focus on emerging threats and state-of-the art tools, with the objective of adapting the latest technology to protecting the lives of our warfighters, first responders, and the general public as well as containing and cleaning up after a major nuclear or radiological event.
Jane's Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Defence Jane's Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Defence offers both expert analysis of the NBC threat and comprehensive details on the manufacturers and their products involved in meeting that threat.
NBCD - Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Defence NBCD is a data-driven website incorporating research information, indexes and resources building on over 20 years of collecting and historical research in the field of Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Defence.
www.nbc-links.com   (6300 words)

 Bush and the Bomb
The whole nuclear war issue was supposed to have gone away over a decade ago.
Of course, there's North Korea, which either has or is on the brink of owning nuclear weapons, but the North Koreans are in such a tight squeeze that they have little ability to seriously threaten us, for now.
Pakistan has developed nuclear weapons, and is in a tense standoff with India, which also possesses a nuclear arsenal.
irregulartimes.com /nuclearwarfare.html   (1316 words)

 CNN.com - Inspectors to press Iran on claim - Apr 17, 2006
The team, which is scheduled to inspect nuclear facilities at Natanz, is to be led by Olli Heinonen of Finland, the agency's deputy director general and head of the Department of Safeguards.
A report released over the weekend by a U.S.-based nuclear watchdog group said commercial satellite photos indicate Iran has begun to expand its nuclear fuel plants and has buried one beneath dozens of feet of earth and concrete.
Tens of thousands of centrifuges are needed to produce enough enriched uranium to produce fuel for a reactor or for nuclear weapons.
edition.cnn.com /2006/WORLD/meast/04/17/iran.nuclear   (669 words)

 The Nuclear Weapon Archive - A Guide to Nuclear Weapons
Nuclear Data Table Index For up-to-date data on nuclear forces for all powers (and more), this is the place to go!
NRDC table of global nuclear stockpiles from the dawn of the Atomic Age to the present
Nuclear Data Center of the Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute (JAERI).
www.nuclearweaponarchive.org   (1025 words)

 Biological, Chemical, and Nuclear Warfare - Yurkovsky
The author shares his vast experience and its application in cases of ravages of biological, chemical and nuclear warfare.
These methods can be used with equal benefit in cases of epidemic, industrial or household environmental contamination, or nuclear accidents.
Due to the serious nature of the subject involved, it is incumbent upon the author to include the body of data presenting scientific evidence in its support.
www.wholehealthnow.com /books/biological-warfare.html   (2460 words)

 USAF Counterproliferation Center: Nuclear Warfare and Radiological Weapons
Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), "a semi-autonomous body within the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)"...
Nuclear Explosion Catalog, Oklahoma Geological Survey ---(local copy), includes short explanation of detection in Oklahoma of Chinese nuclear test
The Military Coup in Pakistan: Implications for Nuclear Stability in South Asia, by Gaurav Kampani, Oct. 1999
www.au.af.mil /au/awc/awcgate/cps-nuke.htm   (815 words)

 Combat Support: Unconventional Nuclear Warfare Defense Program
While still in operational testing, the Unconventional Nuclear Warfare Defense (UNWD) program features an array of passive sensors which are designed to detect, give early warning, and establish a successful response to an unconventional nuclear warfare attack.
At it's end state, the program's equipment list and procedures will be transferable to the military services and shared with other federal, state, local or private organizations to provide such protection to their critical sites.
This list and procedures will be developed through a series of rigorous experiments, demonstrations and tests.
www.dtra.mil /oe/cs/programs/unwdp.cfm   (100 words)

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