As you might imagine, the Japanese public is quite troubled about the current situation between North Korea and the United States. There was similar concern during the last stand off between North Korea and the US which was just last Fall, but the Japanese government did not consider that situation serious enough to issue Civil […]Read more "Nuclear Friday: Is Japan Ready?"
I was at the hardware store this morning picking up some new extension cords for work after I was the second person who almost Darwin Awarded himself using one of our defective ones. I noticed a sign on the door that April 22-24 is an official Emergency Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday. I’m not sure why […]Read more "Nuclear Friday: Disaster Tax Holiday"
In just a few days the world might be as close to seeing the intentional use of nuclear weapons as it was in 1962. Of course, the stakes are not nearly so high now as they were during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Rest easy, readers of The Board, a global scale exchange is simply not […]Read more "Nuclear Friday: Korea!"
Well, my promised post on the history of Soviet cruise missile development is not quite ready yet, at least unless you want another 3000+ word hastily written info dump like last week. Missile history can wait a week. Instead The Board will just have a few comments on the news and a cool movie for […]Read more "Nuclear Friday: D.O.E. Movie Night"
Last week The Board took a look at the basic concepts behind standoff range weapons and delved into the history of the AGM-28 Hound Dog missile. The much-loved Hound Dog was a remarkable technological achievement, but it had one major problem. It was simply too big. The B-52 could carry only two AGM-28’s. Even though […]Read more "Nuclear Friday: Second Generation Standoff"
The Long-Rang Stand-Off cruise missile (LRSO) is the second most controversial part of the Obama-Era Stockpile Stewardship nuclear weapons program. I suppose I should say it’s by now the most controversial program because the B61 Mod-12 program is nearing completion. The Air Force has a pending order for the system and is scheduled to decide between […]Read more "Nuclear Friday: Standoff Range"
Almost every field of scientific research was considered relevant to the Cold War, including climate science. Some of the best data about changes in ice coverage and thickness in the Arctic comes from the US Navy. Careful study of the Arctic ice became relevant with the development of submarines powered by nuclear reactors and closed […]Read more "Nuclear Friday: Icebreaker"