From Counterforce to Minimal Deterrence - A New Nuclear Policy on the Path Toward Eliminating Nuclear Weapons
Though the nuclear arsenal of the United States is smaller than it was during the Cold War, the day-to-day deployment of forces has changed very little. The reason is simple: the mission for nuclear weapons has not changed from the time of the Cold War. This report describes how to reduce the nuclear missions to one: a minimal deterrence of nuclear attack. Download the PDF of the report here.
Chinese Nuclear Forces and U.S. Nuclear War Planning
This report examines the debate over China's modernization of its nuclear forces, describes past and current U.S. nuclear targeting of China, and uses software to simulate the effects of Chinese and U.S. of nuclear attacks.
Missions for Nuclear Weapons after the Cold War
FAS examines all the missions proposed for US nuclear weapons and finds conventional weapons are better in most cases. The report calls for reducing and restructuring the United States’ and Russia’s nuclear forces and giving up the push for a new generation of nuclear weapons including “bunker busters.”
Flying Blind: The Rise, Fall, and Possible Resurrection of Science Policy Advice in the United States
Flying Blind was published in December 2004. America's institutions for providing science advice are in "crisis." Read steps that Congress, the executive branch, outside scientific groups and individuals can take to help solve the problem.
The Small Arms Trade
As a beginner's guide, this book explains how the small arms trade is a global concern. Matt Schroeder, Dan Smith and Rachel Stohl have produced an indispensable reference on the nature and consequences of the trade in small arms and the policies needed to deal with the lethal consequences of such trade.
Ensuring America's Space Security
Report of the FAS Panel on Weapons in Space, Leonard Weiss et. al.
The FAS panel reviewed eight threats to US space assets and examined alternatives to weaponization and recommended future policies in a highly-praised report.
Small Arms, Terrorism and the OAS Firearms Convention
This unique study looked at how the OAS Treaty has worked to date and how U.S. ratification and full participation will help stem the illicit traffic in small arms.