The Advent of the French Nuclear Power on the World’s Chessboard

Posted by on Dec 3, 2013 in History, Politics | No Comments
The Advent of the French Nuclear Power on the World’s Chessboard

Though remaining a member of the NATO (Northern Atlantic Treaty Organization) French president Charles De Gaulle protested the minor role of France in the organization leading to the French withdrawal in 1959. Cold War was present and Europe lives in the fear of a confrontation. Feeling committed to the defence of Europe from possible Communist […]

Overkill: World Nuclear Stockpile Report

Posted by on Nov 29, 2013 in Politics | No Comments
Overkill: World Nuclear Stockpile Report

Speaking of nuclear overkill: World Nuclear Stockpile Report The exact number of nuclear weapons in global arsenals is not known. With little exception, each of the nine countries with nuclear weapons guards these numbers as closely held national secrets. What is known, however, is that more than a decade and a half after the Cold War ended, […]

AP Exclusive: Study finds key members of nuclear missile force feel ‘burnout’ from their work

Posted by on Nov 26, 2013 in Politics, Science | No Comments
AP Exclusive: Study finds key members of nuclear missile force feel ‘burnout’ from their work

On November 21 2013 the Associated Press released a study of the research-analysis group RAND Corporation on the work conditions of the members of nuclear missile force and concluded that the circumstances of the work combined with the enormous responsibility of safely operating nuclear missiles leads to burnout symptoms. It also found what it termed […]

The Man Who Saved The World: Vasili Arkhipov

Posted by on Nov 23, 2013 in History | No Comments
The Man Who Saved The World: Vasili Arkhipov

Do you ever heard about Vasili Arkhipov? Me neither – but since I read an article by author Edward Wilson in the Guardian, I am very grateful to the Soviet Navy officer. During the most tense moment of Cold War, the submarine he was doing service has been attacked in international waters by US Navy […]

JFK anniversary of death

Posted by on Nov 22, 2013 in History, Politics | No Comments
JFK anniversary of death

Today is the anniversary of the death of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, also known as JFK. Between 1961 and 1963 he was Americas 35th president and his term in office happened to fall into the peak level of Cold War with significant historical events. His foreign policy was directly challenged and further influenced by Fidel Castros […]

A Saudis Nuclear Bomb?

Posted by on Nov 21, 2013 in Politics | No Comments
A Saudis Nuclear Bomb?

The Middle East conflict about a possible Iranian nuclear bomb forces Saudi Arabia to come up with a strategy plan.  According to Mark Urban of  BBC News Middle East there are assumptions made by UN Officials that the Saudis are in connection with Pakistan to buy nuclear weapons. “Saudi Arabia has invested in Pakistani nuclear […]

Nuclear Tests

Posted by on Nov 20, 2013 in History | No Comments
Nuclear Tests

Guess: how many nuclear bomb explosions have been operated between 1945 and 1998? You won’t believe it. Here’s a beautiful, but scarying visual summary by Japanese artist Isao Hashimoto: Time lapse map of every nuclear explosion (Found on memolition.com)

Irans Nuclear Program and Dual Use of Atomic Energy

Posted by on Nov 18, 2013 in Politics | No Comments
Irans Nuclear Program and Dual Use of Atomic Energy

The invention of rocket technology helped the human race to reach the space. But there is a dual use behind these peaceful intentions: Highly developed missiles also offer access to exertion of power for quiet a long distance around the globe – specially as delivery vehicles for nuclear warheads. Dual use goods are products and […]

Missing: Atomic bomb with sustaining nuclear destructiveness

Posted by on Nov 14, 2013 in Politics | No Comments
Missing: Atomic bomb with sustaining nuclear destructiveness

It is quite disturbing what is to be understood behind the U.S. Navy’s term broken arrow which is to be found in relation with nuclear weapons and their unwittingly loss – be that temporary or continuous. Corresponding to a definition by the Central for Defense Information (2012 merged into the non-profit organization Project On Government […]

First Strike – About atomic bombs and a (mostly) unintended nuclear war

Posted by on Nov 12, 2013 in Politics | No Comments
First Strike – About atomic bombs and a (mostly) unintended nuclear war

“I’m sorry, Dmitri… I’m very sorry…All right, you’re sorrier than I am, but I am as sorry as well…I am as sorry as you are, Dmitri! Don’t say you’re more sorry than I am, because I’m capable of being just as sorry as you are… So we’re both sorry, all right?… All right.”