Monitoring nuclear weapons1

  title={Monitoring nuclear weapons1},
  author={Pat Norris},
America’s first space program was to develop surveillance satellites to monitor the nuclear arsenals of the Soviet Union and its allies. Although the Cold War has ended, nuclear weapons remain a threat to world peace and surveillance satellites are still an important tool in monitoring them. A recent US policy statement on the subject stated that “The threat of nuclear war has become remote but the risk of nuclear attack has increased”.2 An all-out nuclear exchange between the USA and Russia… CONTINUE READING