Tactical Nuclear Weapons: Time for Control

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Frank von Hippel


In the wake of the 11 September events, two of my colleagues and I wrote a letter (attached) to the Presidents of the United States and Russia, and to the Director and Delegates to the General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

The thrust of the letter is that the international community must re- commit itself to securing, consolidating and reducing stockpiles of nuclear- weapon-usable fissile materials and to assuring that redundant weapons experts are able to convert to non-weapons work.

We wrote this letter because we felt that the ongoing efforts in these areas have lost a sense of urgency, become bureaucratic and have often become victims of competing budgetary priorities.

The letter itemizes some of the areas in which we believe that a renewed commitment, increased sense of urgency and greater funding are required.


The Bush-Gorbachev 1991 initiatives grew out of concerns about the fate of nuclear weapons in a disintegrating Soviet Union. At the time,


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