This report by the International Panel on Fissile Material (IPFM) gives an excellent overview of the potential paths and road blocks facing the global nuclear disarmament effort. The report examines disarmament from the perspective of various countries. It looks at China, France, Germany, India, Iran, Israel, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, Pakistan, Russia, United Kingdom and the United States. For the section on disarmament and the United States, the report relies on the 2009 report about consolidation of the U.S. nuclear-weapon design and production infrastructure as the nuclear weapons arsenal is sharply reduced, prepared by the non-governmental Nuclear Weapons Complex Consolidation Policy Network (which includes Tri-Valley CAREs).
An Analysis of the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Administration Fiscal Year 2011 Budget Request For Nuclear Weapons Activities. Prepared By: Dr. Robert Civiak, physicist, former Program Examiner for DOE nuclear security activities at the White House Office of Management and Budget. Prepared on February 22, 2010.
Overall, our activities focused on changing U.S. nuclear weapons, nuclear materials, cleanup and biodefense policies and activities - here at the Livermore Lab and throughout the Department of Energy (DOE) nuclear weapons complex.
Tri-Valley CAREs' Marylia Kelley and Jay Coghlan of Nuclear Watch New Mexico co-presented at a 2-day workshop October 28-29 in Washington, DC. The workshop focused on the elimination of nuclear weapons in the U.S. It was hosted by Robert Alvarez, a former Senate and DOE staffer and a senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies. Kelley and Coghlan' presentation addressed the proposed "modernization" of the U.S. nuclear weapons complex and arsenal as well as possible strategic paths forward toward disarmament amidst the complexities of the Obama Administration and current Congress.