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Safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear deterrent

Hearing before the Subcommittee on International Security, Proliferation, and Federal Services of ... first session, October 27, 1997 (S. hrg)

by United States

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Written in English


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Number of Pages172
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Open LibraryOL7376574M
ISBN 100160559391
ISBN 109780160559396

@article{osti_, title = {One in a Million Given the Accident: Assuring Nuclear Weapon Safety}, author = {Weaver, Jason}, abstractNote = {Since the introduction of nuclear weapons, there has not been a single instance of accidental or unauthorized nuclear detonation, but there have been numerous accidents and “close calls.” As the understanding of these environments Author: Weaver, Jason. The facility is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and is a key element of NNSA’s Stockpile Stewardship Program to maintain the reliability and safety of the U.S. nuclear deterrent without full-scale testing.

Obsolescence of U.S. legacy nuclear weapons, the only ones we have, will inexorably erode the safety, reliability, effectiveness and credibility of the U.S. nuclear deterrent. It implements the policy in DoD Instruction (Reference (c)), assigns responsibilities, and prescribes mandatory procedures for the DoD Nuclear Weapons Personnel Reliability Program (PRP) to ensure the safety and security of the U.S. nuclear deterrent mission.".

  LANL describes its mission as developing and applying science and technology to ensure the safety, security and reliability of the U.S. nuclear deterrent. It's also involved in solving emerging.   (a) Oversight of Nuclear Deterrence Mission.— Subject to the authority, direction, and control of the Secretary of the Air Force, the Chief of Staff of the Air Force shall be responsible for overseeing the safety, security, reliability, effectiveness, and credibility of the nuclear deterrence mission of the Air Force.


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Safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear deterrent by United States Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Safety, Security, Reliability, and Performance of the U.S. Nuclear Stockpile: Hearing Before the Military Procurement Subcommittee of the Committe Hardcover.

Be the first to Format: Hardcover. Nuclear weapons are a necessary evil to protect America’s security and freedom in today’s world. However, politicians too frequently side with nuclear weapons opponents and refuse to adopt the policies required to maintain the readiness of the U.S.

nuclear arsenal and adapt it to growing and emerging : Fred Fleitz, Michaela Dodge, Eric Edelman. Reading the title of the book - "The Limits of Safety: Organizations, Accidents, and Nuclear Weapons" - would suggest that this book is about organizational issues of safety and accidents of our nuclear weapons system rather than a technical tour de force of nuclear by: u.s.

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nuclear deterrent: hearing before the Subcommittee on International Security, Proliferation, and Federal Services of the Committee on Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Fifth Congress, first session, Octo The Cold War evolved in an effort to control nuclear weapons technology and assure the U.S.

maintained a strategic advantage. A superior U.S. Cold War nuclear capability and Colorado’s Nuclear Weapons Factory were to be that deterrence to an imminent World War III.5/5(2). Nuclear deterrence is the number one priority mission of the Department of Defense.

The ODASD(NM) is the focal point of DoD for the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile. The office serves as the primary liaison with the Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) to assure alignment between the two departments that share responsibility for the U.S.

nuclear deterrent. For the U.S. nuclear weapons program, the primary concern related to the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) is whether confidence in the safety, security, 1 and reliability of the weapons can be maintained for the foreseeable future (see Box ) without nuclear-explosion testing.

To define policy, responsibilities, and authorities for the safe, secure, and reliable stewardship of Department of the Navy (DON) Nuclear Weapons (NW) and NW systems, Nuclear Command, Control, and Communications (NC3) systems.

NW, NW systems, and NC3 systems will henceforth be referred to as Navy Nuclear Deterrence Mission (NNDM) Size: 81KB. This book was written in the s. The U.S. and the Soviet Union had huge nuclear arsenals, and each was prepared to destroy human life on a planetary scale in order to deter a nuclear attack by the other.

The three authors (Catholic philosophers) carefully unpack the moral issues raised by the policy of keeping the peace by threatening mass Cited by: Environmental tragedies such as Chernobyl and the Exxon Valdez remind us that catastrophic accidents are always possible in a world full of hazardous technologies.

Yet, the apparently excellent safety record with nuclear weapons has led scholars, policy-makers, and the public alike to believe that nuclear arsenals can serve as a secure deterrent for the foreseeable s: 1. Material, personnel, and procedures that contribute to the safety, security, reliability, and control of nuclear weapons Non-Nuclear Weapons States India, Israel, Pakistan, North korea; one which has manufactured and exploded a nuclear weapon or other nuclear explosive device prior to.

The Nuclear Enterprise Directorate provides capabilities to the Department of Defense and interagency stakeholders, allies and partners to ensure the safety, security, reliability and effectiveness of the U.S.

nuclear deterrent force and the countering weapons of mass destruction mission. In the s, the U.S. nuclear weapons program shifted emphasis from developing new designs to dismantling thousands of existing weapons and maintaining a mu. Mark your calendar for the 13th Annual Nuclear Deterrence Summit.

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U.S. nuclear weapons are Cold War relics, now long past their original service lives, being refurbished to serve as re-sharpened teeth of America's nuclear deterrent: The B gravity bomb (variable yield, 10, and 50 kilotons: )Author: Peter Pry.

Ensuring the safety, security and reliability of the nuclear deterrent. LLNL's Weapons and Complex Integration (WCI) Directorate works to ensure the remaining deterrent remains safe, secure and reliable.

Beckner is a retired member of the U.S. Senior Executive Service and a retired Vice-President of the Lockheed Martin Corporation, with over 25 years of experience at Sandia National Laboratories as a researcher and manager, followed by over 20 years of experience in managing various aspects of the NNSA nuclear weapons program and the UK nuclear weapons program.

The Lab's mission is to develop and apply science and technology to ensure the safety, security, and reliability of the U.S. nuclear deterrent; reduce global threats; and solve other emerging national security and energy challenges.

Thomas (Thom) Mason is the President and CEO of Triad National Security, LLC (Triad) and serves as the Director. Clinton says, if it once again turns out that we have to conduct nuclear tests because "the safety or reliability of our nuclear deterrent [can] no longer be assured," he would exercise the U.S.

right to withdraw from the CTB, citing its "supreme national interests." Risky Business. The Lab's mission is to develop and apply science and technology to ensure the safety, security, and reliability of the U.S. nuclear deterrent; reduce global threats; and solve other emerging national security and energy challenges.W50 (nuclear warhead) The W50 was an American thermonuclear warhead used on the MGM Pershing intermediate range nuclear missile.

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nuclear deterrent while reducing the global threat of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons.