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Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy

Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy  

The Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy was founded as a result of growing U.S. public concern about the nuclear arms race. Responding to an invitation by two highly respected ...
International Campaigns for Nuclear Disarmament

International Campaigns for Nuclear Disarmament  

The struggle against nuclear weapons began even before they existed.1945–1954During World War II, many scientists working on the Manhattan Project (the U.S. effort to produce an atomic bomb) ...
Missile Defense Issues

Missile Defense Issues  

The need for a defense against ballistic missile attack first arose in 1944. At the end of World War II, Nazi Germany launched V-2 rockets against Allied targets in Europe ...
Nuclear Nonproliferation

Nuclear Nonproliferation  

The most technically challenging part of building nuclear weapons is the production of fuel for the weapon. The same process that enriches uranium (increasing the ratio of 235U92 in natural ...
Nuclear Test Ban

Nuclear Test Ban  

(1963)An international agreement not to test nuclear weapons in the atmosphere, in outer space, or under water, signed by the USA, the Soviet Union, and the UK (but not France). On 1 July 1968 the ...
Strategic Arms Limitation Talks

Strategic Arms Limitation Talks  

(SALT)Agreements between the USA and the Soviet Union, aimed at limiting the production and deployment of nuclear weapons. A first round of meetings (1969–72) produced the SALT I Agreement, which ...
unilateralism

unilateralism  

Literally ‘one‐sidedness’, although unilateralists protested vigorously in the 1980s when opponents so translated it. A British movement against domestic involvement with nuclear weapons. All ...
United States Peace Movements, 1800–1945

United States Peace Movements, 1800–1945  

The atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, in August 1945, although welcomed by some, provoked an immediate outcry. The many peace movement voices, silent or actively prowar, again ...

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