Nuclear watchdogs take to the courtroom to halt the manufacture of a new facility to build the part that makes nuclear weapons explode.
Earthquake concerns not only also exist for U.S. nuclear energy plants, but for nuclear-weapons facilities too. Imagine if a plant that produces a nuclear weapon’s pit, in which the chain reaction occurs, were rocked by an earthquake?
Imagine disarmament and nonproliferation talks in which states with more nuclear weapons make other states pay a price for having fewer.
Seismic concerns grow over U.S. nuclear labs.
The threat of the dirty bomb is overshadowed by that of terrorists acquiring a nuclear weapons. A dirty bomb bears no resemblance whatsoever to a sex bomb.
Nuclear weapons are tailor-made for evangelicals who believe in the Rapture. Nuclear war makes Armageddon even more dramatic than, say, an asteroid colliding with the earth.
The trouble with taboos is that they’re made to be broken. Realism and ethics converge in the belief that nuclear weapon use is unthinkable.
Nonproliferation is a non-starter when those who seek to enforce it refuse to convincingly disarm. Nuclear “apartheid” is a critical concern to many states.
A nuclear attack is a good opportunity to “cocoon.”
The U.S. nuclear-weapons program is long on money, short on recruits. It’s becoming more and more difficult to interest young officers and scientists in nuclear weapons.