Category Archives: Nuke

On This Day — Einstein Letter to FDR (October 11 1939)

“I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.” “The release of atom power has changed everything except our way of thinking…the solution to this problem … Continue reading

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Two Years Ago — Dr A. Q. Khan : The Bomb, the Swiss and the CIA

“If you put the [A. Q. Kahn] puzzle together, you get the whole picture.”  Swiss magistrate Andreas Müller “If the Swiss can safeguard billions in hundreds of thousands of numbered accounts, they can guard a few CDs. The destruction of the documents … Continue reading

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On This Day — France Becomes 5th Thermo-Nuclear Power [Canopus Test] (August 24 1968)

“I returned to civilization shortly after that and went to Cornell to teach, and my first impression was a very strange one. (…) I sat in a restaurant in New York, for example, and I looked out at the buildings and … Continue reading

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Saudis Will Build Nukes If Tehran Does [Flashback]

“We will do whatever it takes to protect our people. We have made it clear that if Iran acquires a nuclear capability, we will do everything we can to do the same.” Saudi Arabia Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir “Soon after Khan’s admission … Continue reading

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Will Trump Target Iran? [UPDATE]

“I would not have made [the Iran Nuclear Agreement], but we will not get a great deal out of ending it now.” Henry Kissinger — Former U.S. Secretary of State “President Obama’s approach has bought Israeli more time than any military strike … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — The True Story of Dr A. Q. Khan’s Nuclear Black Market

“Our accomplishments generally remain classified, but a few special ones are known to the world.” CIA Director Mike Pompeo “There have been only two kinds of CIA secret operations: the ones that are widely known to have failed—usually because of … Continue reading

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Flashback — When Belgium Exported Nuke Tech to Iran

“Having not correctly informed the competent authorities or its superior ministry, the [Belgian] state security service assuredly failed in its mission to provide information to the authorities and proved itself inefficient. (…) The service has not told the entire truth … Continue reading

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Top US Nuclear Commander: “I wouldn’t carry out ‘illegal’ nuclear strike order from Trump”

“I think some people think we’re stupid. We’re not stupid people. We think about these things a lot. When you have this responsibility, how do you not think about it?” Air Force General John Hyten — Commander of the US … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — Dr A. Q. Khan: The Bomb, the Swiss and the CIA

“If you put the [A. Q. Kahn] puzzle together, you get the whole picture.”  Swiss magistrate Andreas Müller A Swiss man whose computers were destroyed a decade ago during an investigation into the illicit sale of nuclear weapons material to Libya has … Continue reading

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A SCIENTIFIC ANALYSIS OF NORTH KOREA SECOND NUCLEAR TEST (May 25 2009)

“We have successfully conducted another nuclear test on 25 May as part of the republic’s measures to strengthen its nuclear deterrent. (…) The results of the test helped satisfactorily settle the scientific and technological problems arising in further increasing the … Continue reading

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