Bulletin of Atomic Scientists Nuclear Roundup August 11, 2017

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Nuclear Roundup
August 11, 2017
A compilation of quality nuclear policy news published on the Web, around the world.

North Korea

Trump Is 'Locked and Loaded' in a Nuclear Game of Chicken

https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2017/08/trump-locked-loaded-north-korea/536541/

North Korea: US diplomacy is gaining results, says Mattis

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-40896236

China warns North Korea: You’re on your own if you go after the United States

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/china-warns-north-korea

Russia’s Air Defenses on High Alert Over North Korea, Says Senator

http://www.newsweek.com/russias-air-defenses-high-alert-over-north-korea-says-senator-649614

Russia touts 'plan' with China to ease U.S.-N. Korea standoff

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/russia-us-north-korea-nuclear-standoff-plan-china-south-korea/

Wrestling With North Korea, Trump Finds Perilous Options

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/10/world/asia/north-korea-military-options-trump.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170811&nlid=16873935&tntemail0=y

Right and Left on the North Korean Nuclear Threat

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/11/us/politics/north-korea-nuclear-trump-reactions.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170811&nlid=16873935&tntemail0=y&_r=0

Are we on the brink of nuclear war with North Korea? Probably not.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/08/11/are-we-on-the-brink-of-nuclear-war-with-north-korea-the-consensus-is-probably-not/?utm_term=.4666860aafcc

How three recent launches signaled new leaps in North Korea’s missile capabilities

https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2017/world/north-korea-launch/?tid=pm_world_pop&utm_term=.88d064a6d6d7

What Chairman Mao can teach the world about North Korea

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/08/11/why-a-nuclear-north-korea-is-not-the-end-of-the-world-commentary.html

War clouds on the Korean peninsula: What would we do if…?

http://thebulletin.org/war-clouds-korean-peninsula-what-would-we-do-if%E2%80%A611016

United States

Donald Trump has complete, unchecked authority to use nuclear weapons

http://www.dw.com/en/donald-trump-has-complete-unchecked-authority-to-use-nuclear-weapons/a-40048432

The GOP’s dangerous plan to build more nukes

http://www.politico.com/agenda/story/2017/08/11/the-gops-dangerous-plan-to-build-more-nukes-000498

The wise man Trump should listen to

http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/10/opinions/nuclear-weapons-climate-change-opinion-preston/index.html

The Madman and the Bomb

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/08/11/donald-trump-nuclear-weapons-richard-nixon-215478

Five facts about a controversial nuclear weapon

https://warontherocks.com/2017/08/five-facts-about-a-controversial-nuclear-weapon/

Column: Trump nuclear talk not backed by facts, Rep. Visclosky says

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/opinion/ct-ptb-visclosky-nuclear-letters-st-0811-20170810-story.html

Unheeded warnings, repeated mistakes put workers’ health at risk at Idaho nuclear lab

http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/state/idaho/article166418912.html

International

Trump says he doesn't think Iran is complying with nuclear agreement

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-says-he-doesnt-think-iran-is-complying-with-nuclear-agreement/

Russia says 'a pity' U.S. casts doubt on Iran nuclear deal

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-nuclear-russia-usa-idUSKBN1AR1AU

Pak building nuclear warhead underground storage facility, says US think tank

http://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/pak-building-nuclear-warhead-underground-storage-facility-says-us-think-tank/story-gRkJjSWGhU3lL4eZwCvpTK.html

General Interest

How Washing Your Hair Could Help You Survive a Nuclear Blast

https://www.racked.com/2017/8/10/16114814/post-nuclear-decontamination-shower-no-conditioner

Disturbing Data Visualization Shows Just How Many People Would Die in a Nuclear War

http://gizmodo.com/disturbing-data-visualization-shows-just-how-many-peopl-1797748588

Hibakusha, the ban treaty, and future generations

http://thebulletin.org/hibakusha-ban-treaty-and-future-generations11005

Trump's apocalyptic threats demand a moral case for disarmament

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/aug/11/trump-apocalyptic-threats-moral-case-disarmament

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