If atomic bombs are to be added as new weapons to the arsenals of a warring world, or to the arsenals of nations preparing for war, then the time will come when mankind will curse the names of Los Alamos and Hiroshima. The people must unite, or they will perish.

[ J. Robert Oppenheimer]

Assorted Articles & Links

David Kaiser: Nuclear Weapons- The Cold War Era

A Hundred Holocausts: An Insider’s Window Into U.S. Nuclear Policy

How risky is nuclear optimism?

Primary Sources: Permissive Action Links and the Threat of Nuclear War

15 Minutes: General Curtis LeMay and the Countdown to Nuclear Annihilation

Atomic Audit: The Costs and Consequences of U.S. Nuclear Weapons Since 1940

The Atomic Chef: And Other True Tales of Design, Technology, and Human Error

Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety

The Limits of Safety

The Logic of Accidental Nuclear War

The Making of the Atomic Bomb

The Nuclear Express: A Political History of the Bomb and Its Proliferation

On Nuclear Terrorism

Spying on the Bomb: American Nuclear Intelligence from Nazi Germany to Iran and North Korea

The Twilight of the Bombs: Recent Challenges, New Dangers, and the Prospects for a World Without Nuclear Weapons

Whole World on Fire: Organizations, Knowledge, and Nuclear Weapons Devastation

The Wizards of Armageddon

Zero: The Case for Nuclear Weapons Abolition

Arms Control Association

Defusing the Nuclear Threat

Federation of American Scientists (FAS)

Global Zero

National Security Archive Nuclear Vault at GWU

The Vela Incident: Nuclear Test or Meteoroid?

Every Nuclear-Tipped Missile is an "Accident Waiting to Happen"

The 3 A.M. Phone Call

Newly Declassified Documents on Advance Presidential Authorization of Nuclear Weapons Use

The Submarines of October: U.S. and Soviet Naval Encounters During the Cuban Missile Crisis

Nuclear Age Peace Foundation (NAPF)

Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI)

Nuclear Weapons Frequently Asked Questions


Timeline of the Nuclear Age