Secret Israeli Bomb: Why did they keep it a secret?

Posted by on Feb 5, 2014 in Film, History, Politics | No Comments
Secret Israeli Bomb: Why did they keep it a secret?

Officially, Israel has never confirmed or denied possession of nuclear weapons. But in 1999, the US Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) concluded that Israel had produced approximately over 80 warheads and is estimated to have produced fissile material sufficient for 115 to 190 warheads. In the following summarizing video blogpost there are explainations how Israel could […]

The Name is Bomb, James Bomb

Posted by on Feb 4, 2014 in Film, History | No Comments
The Name is Bomb, James Bomb

Nowadays, one can obtain a lot of influence on public thinking through systematic use of mass media. Likewise, this very blogpost you are just reading is going for the same purpose by the way. But still you are on this very site by free will and its your ungoing choice to stay tuned or just […]

Nuclear Suppliers Group and Friends

Posted by on Jan 24, 2014 in History, Politics | No Comments
Nuclear Suppliers Group and Friends

On 24 November 2013 Iran agreed on a deal with six world powers over its nuclear program: The Geneva interim agreement on Iranian nuclear program, officially titled Joint Plan of Action, consists of a short-term freeze of parts of Iranian’s nuclear program in exchange for decreased economic sanctions on Iran, as well as a continuing […]

Underground Nuclear Testing

Posted by on Jan 7, 2014 in History | No Comments
Underground Nuclear Testing

After the ban on surface tests of nuclear devices due to the increased radiation (read article on Nuclear Test Ban Treaties) there was still one way to test the functionality of an atomic bomb: underground testing. Underground testing was allowed, provided that it does not cause “radioactive debris to be present outside the territorial limits […]

Nuclear Playoff (it takes two to tango)

Posted by on Jan 2, 2014 in History, Politics | No Comments
Nuclear Playoff (it takes two to tango)

During Cold War most of the public attention was given on the political struggles between the  U.S. and the former Soviet Union. Both were not only agents of an aggressive expansion conflict  in the territorial-political space but also a vehemently fought contestation over economical and moral superiority. Both represented from their own point of view […]

Nuclear Test Ban Treaties

Posted by on Dec 27, 2013 in History, Politics | No Comments
Nuclear Test Ban Treaties

By the threat of increasing data on radioactive fallout  as a result of atmospheric nuclear weapons testing, the inititative was made to ban further tests in three common used areas: underwater, on the ground’s surface and in the atmosphere. As showed in the following chart, atmospheric nuclear weapon tests almost doubled the concentration of carbon-14 […]

The Tsar bomba – Biggest blast ever (50 mega tons of TNT)

Posted by on Dec 13, 2013 in History | No Comments
The Tsar bomba – Biggest blast ever (50 mega tons of TNT)

On July 1961, the Soviet leadership under Premier Nikita Khrushchev decided to break a de facto moratorium with the U.S. that had existed since the conclusion of the last test series on both sides in 1958 (with even some intentions to formal limitations on nuclear testing). At the meeting with his nuclear weapons scientists he […]

Duck and Cover with Bert the Turtle

Posted by on Dec 9, 2013 in History | No Comments
Duck and Cover with Bert the Turtle

Duck and Cover is a film produced 1951 by Archer Productions Inc. and promoted by the U.S. Federal Civil Defense Administration to show kids how to protect themselves against the effects of a nuclear explosion. The movie is a cearly a witness of history with its educational cartoon elements and  funny musics. But it also […]

Human fallability and maintaining nuclear weapons

Posted by on Dec 5, 2013 in History, Politics, Science | 2 Comments
Human fallability and maintaining nuclear weapons

Last week Brig. Gen. Les Kodlick released an article on WyomingNews.com with the title “Nuke forces aren’t as bad as reporter said”. The text directly answers on a recent story of Robert Burns in which the AP reporter refers to an unpublished RAND study about a “Occupational Burnout and Retention of Air Force Distributed Common […]

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 […]