IN THIS ISSUE
Director Charlie McMillan presents
- The challenges facing stockpile stewardship in the Second Nuclear Age
There is no foreseeable end to the challenges. The path ahead is unclear and failure is not an option.
- The Second Nuclear Age
Paul Bracken of Yale University critiques U.S. nuclear weapons strategy following the Cold War.
- How is the U.S. preparing for the Second Nuclear Age?
Seven of the eight nuclear-armed nations continue to build new, modern nuclear warheads and delivery systems. In contrast, the United States chooses to maintain its aging stockpile.
- Passing good judgment, part 1: weapons designers with nuclear testing experience
Do new nuclear weapons designers receive the training needed to maintain the U.S. nuclear deterrent?
- Passing good judgment, part 2: weapons designers without nuclear testing experience
Today's nuclear weapons designers can't design, build, or test nuclear weapons. So how do they keep the aging U.S. nuclear stockpile healthy or evaluate foreign nuclear threats?
- Los Alamos Directors Roundtable
Los Alamos National Laboratory directors, past and present, declare the Stockpile Stewardship Program a success but say it is not enough for national security.
- Remembering Harold Agnew
Under Director Harold Agnew (1970–1979), Los Alamos National Laboratory developed the majority of U.S. nuclear weapons in the stockpile while expanding into other scientific fields.
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