The Federation of American Scientists (FAS) Web Log focuses on national security issues. FAS was founded by scientists who worked on the Manhattan Project to develop the first atomic bombs.
The FAS Strategic Security Project weblog will cover nuclear weapons issues, including dirty bombs, and address some conventional weapons and budget questions. It will also include nuclear energy questions when they relate to nuclear proliferation as well as the needed balance between secrecy and a well-informed public; technology policy, especially computers, the National Labs, and all things Russian; nuclear doctrine and force structure; conventional arms control and the international trade in arms; and biology, bio-security, and bio-terrorism.
We will occasionally invite guest contributors.
Readers will be able to filter the blog by author or subject matter. The blog will include a moderated letters section. We welcome thoughtful letters but suspect we will be able to publish only a fraction of them. We think the blog is unique and fills an important niche – the first NGO blog with overall coverage of national security written by real experts in the field. We hope you enjoy the blog; we know we are looking forward to it.