We examine nuclear security in a world where Cold War policies have left the country's nuclear weapons on a hair-trigger alert. President Donald Trump has proposed boosting federal spending on the production of nuclear weapons by more than $1 billion in 2018. With escalating tensions recently due to nuclear weapons testing by North Korea, we discuss nuclear weapons policy, the current international situation, and how we can reduce the risk of nuclear war.
- Dr. Lisbeth Gronlund, co-director of the Global Security Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists. She'll be speaking at UNH Manchester on Thursday, March 23, at 6:00pm as part of the World Affairs Council of NH's Global Tipping Points series.
Click on this link to learn more about the Trump budget proposal on nuclear production from The Center for Public Integrity.
The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory recently unclassified films of nuclear weapons tests carried out between 1945-1962. Click this link to see them on YouTube. Here's a photo of a 37-kiloton blast known as "Priscilla" exploded during an Operation Plumbbob nuclear test at the Nevada Test Site on June 24, 1947: