Tweet My Nukes: Nuclear Declaratory Policy Goes Twitter Generation.

January 2, 2017 Agrippa 0

The cold war warrior, and author of NSC 68, Paul Nitze, observed that there are two types of nuclear weapons policy what he called “declaratory policy,” which is for “political-psychological effects,” and “actual policy,” which are the secret nuclear weapons employment plans to be used in times of conflict. Usually […]

Lithium, Big Bangs and Stellar Nucleosynthesis

November 7, 2016 Agrippa 0

When it comes to nuclear weapons a very important fusion reaction is H3 + H2 > He4 + n + 17.6 Mev It is a handy reaction because it occurs at relatively low temperatures, that is relative to other fusion reactions. Tritium is produced in nuclear reactors by bombarding lithium-6 […]

Latest Musudan Missile Test: North Korean Island Hopping?

October 18, 2016 Agrippa 0

On Friday North Korea conducted a, failed, test of the Musudan (Hwasong-10) Medium Range Ballistic Missile, and informative analysis is slowly emerging given the paucity of data. The Musudan is widely seen as being based on Soviet SS-N-6 “Serb” technology (i.e. not Scud). The Musudan has been lengthened to carry […]

Possible New Centrifuge Plant at Kahuta and the Nuclear Suppliers Group

September 19, 2016 Agrippa 0

Public domain satellite imagery shows new construction activity at the Khan Research Laboratories, Kahuta Pakistan, consistent with development of a new uranium enrichment plant. The imagery was obtained on 28 September 2015 and 18 April 2016. According to Jane’s Intelligence Review In addition to being located near to the KRL, […]

Hollow North Korean Nuclear Warhead Pits?

September 18, 2016 Agrippa 0

Jeffrey Lewis has an interesting article exploring some of the possible technical advances represented by North Korea’s fifth nuclear weapons test. He reminds us of the boast earlier this year, from Kim Jong-un, that North Korea had developed a nuclear warhead capable of delivery by ballistic missile North Korea’s propaganda […]