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The spread of nuclear weapons and increasing numbers of nuclear forces worldwide represents the greatest danger to mankind.

Since President Eisenhower first proposed an Open Skies Treaty with the Soviet Union, successive American presidents have sought to advance U.S. nuclear security through international treaties and agreements to reduce the dangers posed by nuclear weapons and to create strategic stability.

ASP seeks to build upon that legacy and educate the public about the leadership needed to build a new international consensus for nuclear security.

U.S. policymakers are taking a serious look at the future of our nuclear deterrent and the size of the future nuclear.  Reportedly, the proposals for a 21st century nuclear force ranges from reducing to a few hundred to the status quo deployed force of 1550.   Most agree that it’s time to take a hard look the nuclear force the U.S. wants and needs.

At the same time the U.S. is conducting internal studies into the future nuclear force the challenge of nuclear armed Iran has come to forefront.  The international community is united in trying to find a way to resolve the Iranian nuclear problem.

 

What does ASP think about the issue and what is ASP doing: The American Security Project is committed to securing our nuclear weapons, preventing proliferation of nuclear weapons or materials into the hands of terrorists or hostile nations, and reducing the global nuclear stockpile.

 

More on ASP’s Nuclear Security Work

Iran and its Nuclear Program

Nuclear Proliferation

Nuclear Strategy

New START

 

 

Key Resources:  

The Nuclear Security Index

The Nuclear Security Index (NSI) is an unbiased, fact-based report on nuclear threats, and key counter-measures.

Key facts about global nuclear threats:

1) The U.S. and its allies and partners still face a wide range of nuclear threats;

2) There are many different kinds of tools to address nuclear threats, such as: military strength, nuclear deterrence, international agreements and organizations, and technological investments like ballistic missile defense;

3) A nuclear weapon cannot be compared to an ordinary bomb since the use of a single nuclear weapon would cause mass devastation and have profound effects on global stability; and

4) To date, only a small number of nations pose a near-term, urgent nuclear proliferation risk. Preventing such threats from escalating in the future will depend on careful leadership and cooperation from all like-minded states working together to enforce common norms.

These facts are further described in the NSI. To learn more and view the illustrative charts, maps, and graphics, please click below:

Link – http://americansecurityproject.org/NuclearSecurityIndex2011.pdf

REPORT: Nuclear Threats and Countermeasures


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