Strategic Security Program
The world confronts an array of complex security challenges, from microbes to potential nuclear war. Meeting the threats we face in the twenty first century requires solid technical and scientific data and analyses. The Strategic Security Program is dedicated to enhancing the security of the country and the world by applying its expertise to these important and urgent problems and making its results available to policy-makers, the press, and the public.
The program strives to reduce the spread and risk of nuclear weapons, to stop the global illicit trade in conventional weapons, and to advocate sensible attitudes toward access to government information, which is a prerequisite for any intelligent decision-making in a democracy.
The Strategic Security Program is comprised of three projects and a military information database:
The Arms Sales Monitoring Project provides comprehensive data on export of US weapons, monitors export control regulations, and tracks the illicit trade in small arms worldwide.
The Government Secrecy Project reports current news related to government secrecy policy, makes available difficult-to-find government reports, and advocates a sensible, consistent government secrecy and classification policy.
The Military Analysis Network provides technical information on the militaries and weapons of the world.
The Nuclear Information Project tracks global nuclear weapons and analyzes nuclear doctrine and developments in the nuclear fuel cycle.