Los Alamos Study Group
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 US nuclear weapons, entitled “Approaches for Managing… »
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 to adopt laws criminalizing nuclear weapons… »
“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 are not too distracting to delegates and NGOs… »
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 of possibilities were discussed. The next sessions take… »
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 what is being called the “Humanitarian Initiative,” a movement… »
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