Documents Relating to American Foreign Policy

Nuclear Weapons

Chronological Table of Nuclear Weapons

Robert S. Norris, William M. Arkin & William Burr, "Where They Were," Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, November/December 1999, Vol. 55, No. 6, pp. 26-35

The Sixteen Known Nuclear Crises of the Cold War, 1946-1985 by David R. Morgan, National President, Veterans Against Nuclear Arms, Vancouver, Canada
06 March 1996

NHK, "Nuclear Arms and the Human Race"

Nuclear Files Archive

International Law on the Bombimg of Civilians

Target Committee, Los Alamos, May 10-11, 1945

Memorandom for Major General L.R. Groves regarding the Summary of Target Committee Meetings on 10 and 11 May, 1945, May 12, 1945. (5 pages)

Immediate Release: Statement by the President of the United States discussing atomic capability. (3 pages)

The Franck Report, June 11, 1945

Joint Chief of Staff knowledge of the Atom bomb and Chronology regarding Truman from 6/45 - 7/24/45. (5 pages)

Truman's diary entries from the President's Secretary's file, dates from July 17,1945 - July 30, 1945. (9 pages)

Truman's diary entries on Potsdam from the President's Secretary's file, July 16, 1945. (10 pages)

Truman Tells Stalin, July 24, 1945

Memorandom for General Arnold regarding the Groves Project, July 24, 1945. (2 pages)

Truman's Diary, July 25, 1945

Scientific Panel, June 16, 1945

Bard Memorandum, June 27, 1945

Setting the Test Date, July 2, 1945

Szilard Petition, First Version, July 3, 1945

Petition cover letter, July 4, 1945

Groves Seeks Evidence, July 4, 1945

Oak Ridge petition, July 13, 1945

Oak Ridge petition, mid-July 1945

Trinity Test, July 16, 1945 - Radiation Monitoring

Trinity Test, July 16, 1945 - Eyewitness Accounts

Szilard Petition, July 17, 1945

Official Bombing Order, July 25, 1945

Groves/Oppenheimer transcript, August 6, 1945

Chronology regarding Truman and the a-bomb from 8/2/45 - 8/10/45 with Smyth report on atomic bomb released, August 6, 1951. (2 pages)

Leo Szilard, Interview: President Truman Did Not Understand

Charles G. Bolte, "Post-Atomic National Defense," The Nation, September 29, 1945

Statement of Recommendations on Release of Atomic Bomb Project Information, Febuary 4, 1946. (4 pages)

Vice Admiral Blandy's Press Conference pertaining to Joint Army-Navy task force number one Operation Crossroads -- Release No. 46, May 13, 1946. (4 pages)

General Findings and Recommendations Approved by the Atomic Energy Commission and Incorporated in its First Report to the Security Council, December 31, 1946

Second Report of the Atomic Energy Commission to the Security Council, September 11, 1947 (excerpt)

Third Report of the Atomic Energy Commission to the Security Council, May 17, 1948

Reports of Atomic Energy Commission, Resolution of the General Assembly, November 4, 1948

International Control of Atomic Energy, Statement by the Representatives of Canada, China, France, the United Kingdom, and the United States, October 25, 1949

Soviet Misinterpretaton of U. S. Position on the Baruch Plan, Statement by John D. Hickerson, Assistant Secretary for United Nations Affairs, November 11, 1949

Continuing Effort to Reach Agreement on Atomic Energy Control, Resolution of the General Assembly, November 23, 1949

Truman and the Atom Bomb background, [1951?]. (5 pages)

Nautilus Institute, United States Strategic Air Command, "History of the Strategic Air Command, 1 January 1958-30 June 1958," Historical Study No. 73, Volume I, [1958], pp. 88-90.

Message 2840 from Copenhagen Embassy to U.S. Secretary of State, "Subject: Thule B-52 Crash," 231330Z January 1968

Office of the Assistant to the Secretary of Defense (Atomic Energy), "History of the Custody and Deployment of Nuclear Weapons, July 1945 through September 1977,"  February 1978

The Nautilus Institute, "United States Informs Denmark Of Nuclear Weapons In Greenland," July 1995

The US Nuclear Weapons Cost Project

U.S. Department of State 95/06/30 Foreign Relations, 1961-1963, Vol VII, Arms Control/Disarmament, Office of the Historian

Department of Energy, Historical Records Database

U.S. Department Of Energy: Human Radiation Experiments

The Stimson Center: Eliminating Weapons of Mass Destruction

The Early Warning Connection

James E. Goodby, "Dismantling the Nuclear Weapons Legacy of the Cold War," Strategic Forum. Number 19, February 1995


"Let's Not Talk About the Bad Things" by Paul Rogat Loeb, Technology Review, August 1995

"Keep the Bomb" by Alex Roland, Technology Review, August 1995

"Clearing the Debris" by Bernard Lown, Technology Review, August 1995

Radiation Effects Research Foundation

Hopes Raised and Dashed: Carter, Brezhnev, and SALT II: An Introduction to G.M. Kornienko’s Commentary by Mark Garrison

Cold War International History Project, The Path to Disagreement: U.S.-Soviet Communications Leading to Vance's March 1977 Trip to Moscow

Nuclear Treaties

The U.S. Nuclear Weapons Cost Study Project


Major International Instruments on Disarmament and Related Issues

"Regional Deterrence in the Future Security Environment," Philip L. Ritcheson, Journal of Public and International Affairs, July 1996

The Effects of a One-Megaton Nuclear Blast

The Strategic Defense Initiative, Federation of American Scientists

"Possible Soviet Responses to the US Strategic Defense Initiative," Interagency Intelligence Assessment, APPROVED FOR RELEASE, CIA HISTORICAL-REVIEW PROGRAM, Secret, NIC M 83-10017, 12 September 1983

The Reagan Legacy: Star Wars

Nuclear Resources, Federation of American Scientists

MILNET, Nuclear Weapons

NHK-TV, Japan, "Nuclear Arms and the Human Race"

U.S., USSTRATCOM/J53/J54, "Strategic Nuclear Forces: STRATCOM's View," November 23, 1992.

US Strategic Command, "Sun City," n.d. [1993].

"The Dangerous Myths of START II," MICHAEL R. BOLDRICK,  Parameters, Spring 1994, pp. 78-87.

U.S., USSTRATCOM, "Sun City Extended," n.d. [1994].

US Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, Texts of Treaties and Agreements

ACDA Narrative on SALT I

ACDA Narrative on SALT II

Yahoo's News Coverage of Missile Defense Systems

Centre for Defence and International Security Studies, Missile Threats and Responses

Hagerty, Devin T., "Nuclear Deterrence in South Asia: the 1990 Indo-Pakistani Crisis," International Security, (v20 n3), Winter 1995

Canberra Commission on the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons: Executive Summary, August 1996

Legality of the Threat or Use of Nuclear Weapons (Request for Advisory Opinion by the General Assembly of the United Nations), Advisory Opinion, The Hague, 8 July 1996.

U.S., USSTRATCOM, Major J. L. Hogler, USAF, "Post START II Arms Control," 18 September 1996.

Paul Bracken, "America's Maginot Line, The Atlantic Monthly, December 1998

Military/ Warnings of Uncontrollable Escalation /Accidental Nuclear War

Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, Article on Arms Control Leadership for Time Magazine, November 22, 1999, U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, Statement on the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, Davos, Switzerland, January 28, 2000, As released by the Office of the Spokesman, U.S. Department of State

The Honorable John D. Holum, Senior Advisor for Arms Control and International Security, Remarks to the Foreign Policy Association, New York, New York, February 16, 2000, U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, Special Advisor to the President and Secretary of State for the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty General John Shalikashvili, Senior Advisor for Arms Control John Holum, and Senior CTBT Coordinator Ambassador James Goodby, Press Briefing on Normal Trade Relations with China and the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, Washington, D.C., March 13, 2000, As released by the Office of the Spokesman, U.S. Department of State

Gen. John Shalikashvili (USA Ret.), Special Advisor to the President and the Secretary of State for the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, Address at the Carnegie International Non-proliferation Conference, Washington, DC, March 16, 2000

Hans M. Kristensen, Senior Program Officer, The Nautilus Institute, The Matrix of Deterrence: U.S. Strategic Command Force Structure Studies, May 2001

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