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De-alerting nukes

Radiation reassessed.

Biological and chemical weapons.

Sputnik's legacy.


What is gravity?

The physics of whirling bodies.

After Many Misses, Pentagon Still Pursues Missile Defense, William Broad, The New York Times, May 24, 1999, A1.

The Concept: An Asian Missile Shield, Cameron Barr, The Christian Science Monitor, April 8, 1999, p. 12.

Missile Defense: And It Still Won't Work, Jack Mendelsohn, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, May/June 1999, pp. 29-31.

Missile Defense: The Sequel, Lisbeth Gronland and David Wright, Technology Review, May/June 1997, pp. 29-36.

System Built to Ward Off Missile Attack Fails Test, Elizabeth Becker, The New York Times, March 29, 1999, p. A18.

Why National Missile Defense Won't Work, George Lewis et al, Scientific American, August, 1999, p. 36-41.

The Council for a Livable World on missile defense.

Ballistic Missile Defense Organization.

The Union of Concerned Scientists wants to reduce threats from nuclear weapons.

More than you ever wanted to know about nuclear weapons, courtesy of the Natural Resources Defense Council.

The Why Files covered new nuclear weapons. Target our credits page.

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