Science & Policy Update June 2014: Nuclear Threats

On June 9 a newly declassified report by Sandia National Laboratory was released which revealed new details about the near detonation of a hydrogen bomb over North Carolina in 1961. The report, published by the National Security Archive, confirmed much of what had been disclosed about the “Goldsboro incident” last year in Eric Schlosser’s book Command and Control. After decades of denying that the crash of a B-52 bomber carrying two multi-megaton hydrogen bombs could have resulted in detonation, we now know that an explosion was just barely averted.


Lead by Example and Ratify Test Ban Treaty

PSR-LA Board Member Dr. Bob Dodge’s op-ed in Roll Call urges the US ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, citing the recent National Academy of Sciences report on the technical issues of compliance verification.