On too many days lately, it seems as though what I’m going to talk about in this post happened a long time ago, in a galaxy far away. It’s twenty years and more now, so Sigfried S. Hecker (Sig), who was director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory at that time, thought that some of it should be written down. Read More
Today is the 227th anniversary of the storming of the Bastille during the French Revolution. It is the French national day.
It is also the first anniversary of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran, designed to limit Iran’s nuclear program. Read More
Last night I had a conversation about North Korea on Twitter with Laura Rozen, reporter for al-Monitor. It starts here, and most of the conversation (but not all) is connected. You can find the rest by looking at my timeline, which you can do even if you’re not on Twitter. I’m not fond of long strings of tweets pretending to be blog posts, so I’ll summarize in sentences and paragraphs and add a few more thoughts. Read More
India was denied membership in the Nuclear Suppliers’ Group, but made it into a similar group on missile technology. Here’s one Indian reaction with suggestions that, if taken up, are likely to be counterproductive. Increasing plutonium production is hardly a sign of serious commitment to nonproliferation. Read More