This post is a follow-up to one from a week ago. See below the line break for the original.
Thanks to comments by readers, there are three resources to promote which discuss the need for careful, considered dialogue and planning with regard to our nation’s domestic and military nuclear capacity. Readers shoreacres and Jim Wheeler discussed two resources by Thomas Nichols. The third resource is a recent NOVA program about the nuclear option.
First, what if we could rebuild our nuclear weapon forces from scratch? How should it be done?
Second, read the preface and introduction to the Nichols book No Use: Nuclear Weapons and U.S. National Security
Third, the NOVA program Nuclear Option is available for viewing until 8 Feb 2017.
All three urge bi-partisan discussion by all interested parties. One of the reasons hinges on the need for safety and security in our world today. The other reason hinges on the need for a viable solution to the challenges of climate change and global warming.
I believe nuclear energy should play a role in our future. To not examine the ideas and technologies formed in the 50s, 60s, and 70s which brought us to our current position is foolhardy. The world has changed very much since then.
Nuclear Weapons | Do Accidents Happen?
Have there been nuclear weapon accidents or incidents? Yes, there have been many. We are lucky to not have detonations or major spills of radioactive material. An accident near Damascus Arkansas on 18 Sep 1980 illustrates how a simple event can cause a situation of monumental potential for disaster.