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2012
January 2012
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Visions
Is "leak" a good metaphor for unofficial information flow? Probably not.
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Redactions
A close read of what the famous 1967 report on the ease of proliferation actually says -- and doesn't say.
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Meditations
There are two flavors of war today: war from "above" and war from "below." Danger abounds when they cross paths.
2011
December 2011
30
Visions
The first secret briefing by Congress on the destructive power of the hydrogen bomb -- complete with disturbing maps, centered on the White House.
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Redactions
Can something be secret even if it is wrong?
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Meditations | Redactions
Describing my archival techniques, plus a document about the H-bomb's development.
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News and Notes | Visions
Santa Claus gets searched and scrutinized by guards at the Oak Ridge Y-12 uranium enrichment facility, ca. 1950.
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Meditations
Excerpts from previously-undigitized secret hearings of the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy.
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Redactions
The attempt by staffers on the Joint Committee of Atomic Energy to run-around the AEC while pushing for a second nuclear weapons lab.
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Redactions
Edward Teller's (self-serving) version of the history of the hydrogen bomb, from 1953.
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Meditations
Initial thoughts on the H5N1 censorship debate.
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Meditations | Redactions
I discuss my archival techniques, plus showcase a curious memo about whether Ted Hall was a "second Fuchs" at Los Alamos.
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Meditations
Exactly how secret was the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy? I try to put some numbers on it.
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Visions
In their quest for appearing serious about secrecy, the U.S. government has gotten increasingly dull in its graphics design.
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Redactions
Communicating the results of the first atomic bomb from Tinian to Washington, DC, was no easy thing.
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Meditations
What was Dr. Strangelove's proposal for up-staging the Soviets after Sputnik? Shooting an atomic bomb at the moon. Seriously.
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November 2011
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Meditations
An attempt at a comprehensive list of online primary source resources for nuclear history.
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