Last Sunday passed with little notice. It marked 20 years since the last nuclear test conducted by the United States. The test, appropriately named “Divider,” was a divider between an era of responsible U.S. nuclear weapon policy and management and the subsequent years of negligence and decline.
This test was the last gasp of a program barely started to bring our nuclear stockpile into the post-Cold War world. The time to restore and update U.S. nuclear weapon capabilities is long overdue.
In 1992, President George H.W. Bush reluctantly signed into law a nuclear test moratorium in hopes of saving the Superconducting Super Collider — a never-to-be-realized particle accelerator planned in Texas.… Seguir leyendo »