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New Archival Evidence on Taiwanese "Nuclear Intentions", 1966-1976

This new electronic briefing book from the National Security Archive (last described in the April 9, 1999 Scout Report) features recently declassified documents which provide new details on efforts by the US and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to discourage Taiwan from acquiring critical technology for producing fissile materials in the late 1960s and mid-1970s. The site includes an...
Nuclear Nonproliferation: Concerns with DOE's Efforts to Reduce the Risks Posed by Russia's Unemployed Weapons Scientists

Publicly released on February 22, this new study by the General Accounting Office, an investigative arm of Congress, raises serious questions about two Energy Department (DOE) programs designed to employ poorly-paid scientists of the former Soviet Union on peaceful and commercially-viable projects. The report contends that some of these scientists have continued to assist not only weapons programs...
The Nuclear Vault: "How Much is Enough?": The U.S. Navy and "Finite Deterrence"

The National Security Archive at The George Washington University is well-regarded for their Electronic Briefing Book series, and this particular entry edited by William Burr is yet another fine addition. This particular work looks at the question of "how much is enough" as regards the necessary number of US nuclear submarines in the early 1960s. It was a subject of the utmost concern to military...
The Test Ban Challenge: Nuclear Nonproliferation and the Quest for a Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty

Over the past sixty years, a number of American presidents have attempted to craft a working comprehensive nuclear test ban. This digital collection from The National Security Archive at The George Washington University brings together a host of documents from the U.S. State Department and other agencies to illustrate how "nonproliferation goals shaped U.S. internal discussions of the...