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This study tells the stories of nearly two dozen women with decades of experience in nuclear, arms control, and non-proliferation policy. They have much to teach us, not just about the history of the field but about its future—how to keep it thriving, fill it with vital and innovative talent, and connect it with the best thinking about security, from which it has been too often cut off.
Changes in FAA policy on Unmanned Aircraft Systems hold promise for boosting the surety and safety of U.S. nuclear forces.
Dangerous political and cultural trends put U.S. competitiveness in the sciences at risk, with potentially disastrous consequences for the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear arsenal.
Interacting with senior military leadership and visiting the maintainers, operators, and trainers responsible for two legs of the nuclear deterrent creates a vitally important relationship, one that can close that technical gap and ensure future civilian leaders are able to make informed decisions.
Despite the incredible work that they put into the job, the men and women keeping up the nuclear umbrella rarely see anything other than the part that they play, but their job is crucial to maintaining a nuclear deterrence policy.
In an increasingly complex and ambiguous international security environment, it has never been more important that we ensure that the nuclear security infrastructure.
This study aims to create a dialogue with the nation’s nuclear personnel about the rationales for the U.S. nuclear arsenal that already exist—some of which have been stated at the highest levels of leadership—to ask what the nuclear forces actually hear, what works and what does not, and what motivates them on a daily basis.
CSIS President and CEO John Hamre held a Q&A with Dr. Siegfried Hecker about Hecker’s new two-volume set, Doomed to Cooperate: How American and Russian scientists joined forces to avert some of the greatest post-Cold War nuclear dangers. About Doomed to Cooperate An account edited by Siegfried Hecker, Doomed to Cooperate tells the story of the collaboration through the Read More
Sensible policy aspirations must balance aspirational visions of the future with a clear understanding of the cost and value of the nuclear weapons engineering enterprise.