Apr 24, 2007

Report Release: The Role of the Reliable Replacement Warhead

The United Stated Nuclear Weapons Program
24 April 2007
2118 Rayburn House Office Building Capitol Hill Washington, DC

Benn Tannenbaum
Center for Science, Technology and Security Policy
American Association for the Advancement of Science

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), through its Nuclear Weapons Complex Assessment Committee, chartered a study in May, 2006 to examine the possible role the Reliable Replacement Warhead (RRW) might play in the future of the United States nuclear weapons program. The study was motivated by concerns expressed by the DOE/NNSA and the nuclear weapons Laboratories that the current Stockpile Stewardship Program (SSP) might be inadequate to maintain the nuclear stockpile in the long term, and that the RRW approach could be the best way to resolve those concerns.

This briefing, featuring Bruce Tarter, Director Emeritus of Lawrence Livermore Laboratory and Chair of the panel, will detail the findings of this report.

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Anonymous said...

Call me daft, but doesn't the DOE/NNSA already have an idea of what role the RRW is going to play? Why did the AAAS need to charter a study? Couldn't they have just asked the DOE what role the RRW would play?

Anonymous said...

To justify their existence. Kind of like the Lab Fellows.