National Security

The American Physical Society understands the direct link between a robust national scientific research agenda and an effective national security strategy. For decades, research and development programs at the federal level have paid high dividends in providing the United States military with high-tech capabilities, demonstrated successfully in recent conflicts throughout the world. The APS envisions the U.S. as a global role model in nuclear nonproliferation and stands behind its statements on the use of nuclear weapons (Statement 06.1), nuclear testing (Statement 03.2), and the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (Statement 97.2).

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Nuclear Weapons Reviewing APS Statement on Control of the U.S. Nuclear Complex
The POPA National Security Subcommittee is reviewing APS Statement 09.1 - Control of the U.S. Nuclear Complex in compliance with the Panel's annual statement review protocol.
Gray Arrow 09.1 Control of the U.S. Nuclear Complex

 

U.S.-Russian Nuclear Reductions After New START: Summary of a Workshop Exploring Next Steps Proposed Workshop on Tactical Nuclear Weapons
The POPA National Security Subcommittee is also in discussion with the Society's European counterparts regarding an international workshop related to tactical nuclear weapons. This proposed activity emerged from the 2013 U.S.-Russian Nuclear Reductions After New START workshop.
Gray Arrow Summary of U.S.-Russian Nuclear Reductions After New START Workshop

 

DC Capitol Policy Update: Fiscal Year 2015 Budget
Regarding congressional appropriations, only the House has taken up Department of Defense (DOD) spending in the 2015 fiscal year budget review. Compared to the presidential request, the House would increase funding of DOD Basic Research by $0.1 B to $2.03 B and Applied Research by $0.7 B to $4.35 B.
Gray Arrow July 2014 Washington Dispatch

A Technical Review: The Domestic Nuclear Detection Office Transformational and Applied Research Directorate R&D Program

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Technical Steps to Support Nuclear Downsizing

Nuclear Weapons in 21st Century U.S. National Security

Nuclear Forensics - Role, State of the Art, Program Needs

Nuclear Power and Proliferation Resistance