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blasted Chuguko Press building along Hiroshima's main street shortly
after the blast. (far left). This building withstood the force of the
bomb, but the interior was gutted. ca 1945. Source: Everett Historical, Shutterstick.
Book Synopsis and Author Spotlight: Dr. David Hafemeister
FAS Visiting Scientist, Dr. David Hafemeister, has just released his new book, Nuclear Proliferation and Terrorism in the Post-9/11 World
(Springer 2016), a unique textbook tailored for undergraduate courses
on nuclear proliferation and nuclear weapon issues and policy. Read a
synopsis of the book, plus an exclusive interview with the author here.
From the Blogs
US Nuclear Stockpile Numbers Published Enroute To Hiroshima: In
the wake of President Barack Obama's historic visit to Hiroshima, the
first of two Japanese cities destroyed by U.S. nuclear bombs in 1945,
the Pentagon has declassified and published updated numbers for the U.S.
nuclear weapons stockpile and warhead dismantlements. Hans Kristensen,
director of the FAS Nuclear Information Project, analyzes this data and
discusses what it could mean for the Obama administration's nuclear
legacy and the arms control community as a whole.
Pre-Publication Review Must Be Timely & Fair, Says HPSCI: Current
and former intelligence community employees (as well as some other
government employees) are obliged to submit their writings for official
review prior to publication in order to screen them for classified
information. This is often an onerous, time-consuming and frustrating
process. It sometimes appears to authors to be conducted in bad
faith. The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
has instructed the Director of National Intelligence to prepare a new,
IC-wide pre-publication review policy that will “yield timely, reasoned,
and impartial decisions that are subject to appeal.”
Some State Secrets Cases May Stay Secret: A
definitive accounting of the number of lawsuits in which the U.S.
Government has invoked the state secrets privilege cannot be provided
because some of those cases may be too sensitive to acknowledge or
disclose, the Department of Justice told Congress in newly released correspondence from 2013.