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Modernization undermines security

  • NNSA Has a New Approach to Managing the B61-12 Life Extension, but a Constrained Schedule and Other Risks Remain, GAO, Feb 2016

  • Modernized nuclear force is destabilizing, Mello, Albuquerque Journal, Feb 26, 2016

  • Assuring destruction forever: Nuclear Weapons Modernization, Reaching Critical Will, Apr 2015

    Some recent and older writings on this theme by Theodore (Ted) Postol, Ph.D. (bio)

  • Letter to U.S. news media: U.S.-Russian strategic instability from U.S. Trident warhead upgrades (important analysis by Dr. Ted Postol), May 3, 2016

  • How the US Nuclear Weapons Modernization Program Is Increasing the Chances of Accidental Nuclear War with Russia, Postol, Harvard College Peace Action, Feb 25, 2016 (see also 1998 paper below for technical details)
        – audio file of Ted Postol's presentation
        – longer talk and more slides

  • The Dynamics of Possible Nuclear Extinction, Postol, video presentation at Helen Caldicott symposium, Feb 28, 2015

  • Near Miss, Postol, Boston Sunday Globe, Jan 25, 2015

  • How the Obama Administration Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, Postol, The Nation, Dec 29, 2014

  • The Capabilities of Trident against Russian Silo-Based Missiles: Implications for START III and Beyond, Lewis & Postol, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Feb 2, 1998

    See also: That Old Designing Fever, Greg Mello, The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Jan/Feb 2000
        – for reference: Strategic Systems Update, Rear Adm. G. Peter Nanos, The Submarine Review, Apr 1997

    Lest we forget what these weapons do ...

  • Steven Starr, Nuclear Darkness website
        – City on Fire, Lynn Eden
        – Firestorm calculator

  • Nuclear Winter, New York Times video, Apr 3, 2016 (factually incorrect, see comment by Steven Starr)

  • Possible Fatalities from Superfires Following Nuclear Attacks in or near Urban Areas, Ted Postol, National Academy of Sciences, 1986

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