Los Alamos Study Group

Since 1989, the Los Alamos Study Group community—our staff and board, volunteers, interns, and supporters—has consistently provided leadership on nuclear disarmament and related issues in New Mexico. Not infrequently, we also have provided leadership nationally as well. Our work includes research and scholarship (central to all we do), education of decisionmakers, providing an information clearinghouse for journalists, organizing, litigating, and advertising. We place particular emphasis on the education and training of young activists and scholars. www.lasg.org

Nuclear weapon facilities to expand in New Mexico

LANL leases second office complex in Santa Fe as nuclear weapons growth pushes admin staff off “The Hill” 2,000 more staff needed for “24/7” plutonium “pit” production mission for only 20 pits/year Today Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) has announced…

Leaked Trump Nuclear Posture Review aims to continue Obama weapons modernization, with significant tweaks

By Greg Mello of the Los Alamos Study Group. Aims to Restore Nuclear-tipped Cruise Missiles on Some Attack Submarines Calls for Low-Yield Submarine Ballistic Missile Warhead Option Ends “Interoperable” Warhead Program Retains 1.2 Megaton Bomb A leaked “pre-decisional” copy of…

Leaked Trump Nuclear Posture Review aims to continue Obama weapons modernization, with significant tweaks

By Greg Mello of the Los Alamos Study Group. Aims to Restore Nuclear-tipped Cruise Missiles on Some Attack Submarines Calls for Low-Yield Submarine Ballistic Missile Warhead Option Ends “Interoperable” Warhead Program Retains 1.2 Megaton Bomb A leaked “pre-decisional” copy of…

Congressional Budget Office: US Nuclear Forces To Cost $1.2 Trillion over 30 Years

Modernization bill estimated at $400 billion; operations $800 billion Guesstimated future costs discounted for inflation; current-dollar figure much higher On the 31st of October, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its 73-page of the future costs of maintaining and modernizing…

Nuclear weapons ban treaty to be adopted on Friday!

Final draft treaty that will ban nuclear weapons released by 130+ negotiating countries Adoption of treaty expected Friday, July 7 Treaty would ban nuclear weapons research, possession, use, deterrence, and assistance in any of these prohibited acts Treaty commits governments…

“We cannot let compromise, or cosmetic, nuclear solutions crafted in or for the US distract the world community”

By Greg Mello of the Los Alamos Study Group. On the eve of the August meeting of the 2016 Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG) in Geneva. We very much hope that the siren songs advocating meaningless “alternatives” to banning nuclear weapons…

Nuclear weapon ban treaty – the only way forward

Last year, the UN General Assembly approved the formation of an Open Ended Working Group on the subject of “Taking Forward Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament Negotiations”. Work started in February and will finish in August. In the first sessions a range…

Majority of countries pledge to support negotiations towards a nuclear weapon ban treaty

At the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), nuclear disarmament resolutions passed this week by large majorities in the First Committee show continued and growing support for disarmament measures “in a new key.” These measures have arisen under the banner of…