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Los Alamos Offers Glimpse Into Early Cold-War Nuke Vault
Officials at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico have given the public a first look at the oldest-ever storage facility for nuclear-bomb material, the Albuquerque Journal reported on Wednesday.
The "Tunnel Vault" served as the nation's sole repository for the "pits, cores and components" of nuclear arms for about nine months following World War II. It then stored bomb-usable components until 2001, when officials emptied it out in reaction to a nearby wildfire.
The subterranean complex became a top-secret historical display in 2004 and remained classified until the United States acknowledged its existence last year.
Dec. 18, 2013
This paper provides an overview of the current and planned state of Russia's strategic triad. It also explores motivations for Russia's planned upgrades to its strategic nuclear arsenal, offers a forecast of the likelihood of success, and suggests some implications for the United States.
Dec. 11, 2013
This issue brief explores the risks of accidental launch, unauthorized use or miscalculation posed by U.S. and Russian alert nuclear forces. The brief also considers various policy options, both implemented and proposed, to minimize these risks and maximize the time available to the U.S. president to decide whether or not to authorize nuclear war.
This article provides an overview of the United States’ historical and current policies relating to nuclear, chemical, biological and missile proliferation.