kottke.org posts about nuclearweapons

How to make a nuclear bombMar 24 2010

NATO's Michael Ruehle lays out how a non-nuclear nation might acquire a bomb or two. It ain't easy.

You will get caught, either by a US spy satellite (as in the case of North Korea), a disgruntled defector (as in the case of Iraq), or even an indigenous human rights group (as in the case of Iran). So what should you do if you get caught? First and foremost, do not overreact. Deny. Should the evidence become too powerful, then, change tack. Create a distraction. Argue that the uranium particles found in your country were purposely scattered by a hostile nation. Challenge the credibility of the information provided to the IAEA. Bring up Israel again.

How to survive a nuclear blastMay 10 2008

Advice for 1985: how to survive a nuclear blast. (via delicious ghost)

No new nukes. Lawrence Livermore National LaboratoryMar 08 2007

No new nukes. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has won a competition to build America's first new nuclear warhead in 20 years.

Photographs from Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, afterFeb 23 2007

Photographs from Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, after the atomic bombs were dropped. Some of these are pretty intense, so go easy if you're bothered by that sort of thing.

Update: More photos here.

Robert McNamara: "the United States must noMay 11 2005

Robert McNamara: "the United States must no longer rely on nuclear weapons as a foreign-policy tool. To do so is immoral, illegal, and dreadfully dangerous".

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