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A Research Guide to Policy and Information about Nuclear Weapons


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CHAPTER SIX: NUCLEAR WEAPONS ISSUES
Nuclear Forces and Weapons

The Defense Department homepage, the service homepages, and the homepages of the unified commands (particularly Strategic Command) provide additional information on U.S. nuclear forces. The organizational and doctrinal context for nuclear weapons belonging to the Air Force is covered at Air Combat Command, Air Force Space Command, and Air Force Materiel Command (see Chapter Two).

Even with the end of the Cold War the Navy, in general, continues to follow a more secretive policy than the Department of Defense and the other services. This is especially true with regard to nuclear issues and submarines. To supplement the official material, there are a number of useful private and unofficial submarine-related homepages maintained by submarine veterans and enthusiasts.


Bomber Force

Air-launched Cruise Missile (ALCM) (AGM-86B/C) Fact Sheet
http:/www.af.mil/news/factsheets/AGM_86B_C_Missiles.html

B-1B 'Lancer' System Program Office (ASC, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH)
http://www.b1.wpafb.af.mil/~b1b
System description, links, procurement opportunities and news stories. Includes the B-1B Photo Gallery at http://www.am.wpafb.af.mil/~b1b/pages/photogal.htm.

B-1B Lancer Fact Sheet
http://www.af.mil/news/factsheets/B_1B_Lancer.html

B-1B Operational Test and Evaluation Program
http://www.dote.osd.mil/reports/FY95/b1.html

Program Depot Maintenance (PDM) of B-1B Aircraft
http://www.b1b.wpafb.af.mil/pages/pdm/pdm.htm

B-2 Spirit Fact Sheet
http://www.af.mil/news/factsheets/B_2_Spirit.html

B-2 Operational Test and Evaluation Program
http://www.dote.osd.mil/reports/FY95/b2.html

Stop the B2 Bomber Campaign
http://www.fas.org/pub/gen/mswg/stealth/
FAS-maintained site with abundant documents and links.

B-52 Stratofortress Fact Sheet
http://www.af.mil/news/factsheets/B_52_Stratofortress.html


ICBM Force

Minuteman III ICBM (LGM-30) Fact Sheet
http://www.af.mil/news/factsheets/LGM_30_Minuteman_III.html

Peacekeeper/MX ICBM (LGM-118A) Fact Sheet
http://www.af.mil/news/factsheets/LGM_118A_Peacekeeper.html

ICBM Requests for Proposal (RFPs) Homepage
http://farsite.hill.af.mil/rfpso/icbm/icbmhom.html
Contracting opportunities relating to life extension and modification of the ICBM force.


Ballistic Missile Submarine Force

Ballistic Missile Submarines (SSBNs) Fact Sheet
http://www.navy.mil/navpalib/factfile/ships/shipssbn.html

Trident Strategic Weapons System Program Fact Sheet
http://www.acq-ref.navy.mil/tswsp.html

Trident Logistics Data System
http://www.nismc.navy.mil/budget/43IT2Z.HTM

Trident Planned Equipment Replacement Program (TRIPER)
http://www.submepp.navy.mil/triper/



QUICK GUIDES TABLE 16
Trident Submarine Homepages

USS Tennessee (SSBN-734)
http://www.gnatnet.net/~kingsbay/734page.htm

USS Pennsylvania (SSBN-735)
http://www.gnatnet.net/~kingsbay/735page.htm

USS West Virginia (SSBN-736)
http://www.gnatnet.net/~kingsbay/736page.htm

USS Kentucky (SSBN-737)
http://www.gnatnet.net/~kingsbay/737page.htm

USS Maryland (SSBN-738)
http://www.gnatnet.net/~kingsbay/738page.htm

USS Nebraska (SSBN-739)
http://www.gnatnet.net/~kingsbay/739page.htm

USS Rhode Island (SSBN-740)
http://www.gnatnet.net/~kingsbay/740page.htm

USS Maine (SSBN-741)
http://www.gnatnet.net/~kingsbay/741page.htm

USS Wyoming (SSBN-742)
http://www.gnatnet.net/~kingsbay/742page.htm




Private Submarine-Related Homepages

Groton: The Submarine Capital of the World
http://www.courant.com/ct/attract/subbase.htm

Ron Martini's Navy Submarine Base
http://wave.sheridan.wy.us/~rontini/ronpage.html

Submarine Homepage
http://www.cftnet.com/members/sturgeon

SUBNET: Cyberspace Association of U.S. Submariners (CAUSS)
http://www.subnet.com/

SUBWAR Network
http://www.webcom.com/subwar/



QUICK GUIDES TABLE 17
Domestic Bases Where Nuclear Weapons and Systems are Deployed

Naval Submarine Base, Bangor, WA -- Trident, nuclear warheads
http://www.nsb.navy.mil/index.html

Barksdale AFB, LA (2nd Bomber Wing) -- B-52H, nuclear warheads
http://www.barksdale.af.mil/bafb.html

Dyess AFB, TX (7th Wing) -- B-1B, nuclear warheads
http://www.dyess.af.mil/

Ellsworth AFB, SD (28th Bomber Wing) -- B-1B, nuclear warheads
http://www.ellsworth.af.mil/

F.E. Warren AFB, WY -- MX, Minuteman III, nuclear warheads
http://www.warren.af.mil

Grand Forks AFB, ND -- Minuteman III, nuclear warheads
http://www321mg.gf-net.af.mil/
A brief history of the 321st Missile Group submitted to the Congressional Record is located at http://rs9.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/R?r104:FLD001:E50560.

Naval Submarine Base, Kings Bay, GA -- Trident, nuclear warheads
http://www.gnatnet.net/~kingsbay/welcome.htm

Kirtland AFB, NM -- Nuclear warhead storage
http://www.kirtland.af.mil

Malmstrom AFB, MT -- Minuteman III, nuclear warheads
http://www.malmstrom.af.mil/

McConnell AFB, KS (184th Bomb Squadron) -- B-1B
http://131.61.25.239.80/184bw
http://ks.ang.af.mil/184bw

Minot AFB, ND (5th Bomber Wing) -- B-52H, Minuteman III, nuclear warheads
http://www.minot.af.mil/

Mountain Home AFB, ID (366th Wing) -- B-1B
http://www.mountainhome.af.mil/

Naval Air Station North Island, CA -- Tomahawk SLCM warhead storage
http://www.nasni.navy.mil/

Naval Weapons Station Yorktown, VA -- Tomahawk SLCM warhead storage
http://www.noclant.navy.mil/yorktown/index.html

Nellis AFB, NV -- Nuclear warhead storage
http://www.nellis.af.mil/

Robins AFB, GA (128th Bomb Squadron) -- B-1B
http://www.robins.af.mil/

Whiteman AFB, MO (509th Bomber Wing) -- B-2, nuclear warheads
http://www.whiteman.af.mil/




Non-strategic Nuclear Forces

Tomahawk Sea-launched Cruise Missile (SLCM) Fact Sheet
http://www.navy.mil/navpalib/factfile/missiles/wep-toma.html

Cruise Missile Mission Planning Systems Logistics and Planning Support
http://www-code42.nosc.mil/D42/projects/alpha/proj_42.html

Tomahawk Baseline Improvement Program (Navy Fact Sheet)
http://www.acq-ref.navy.mil/tbip.html

Tomahawk Mission Planning Center
http://www-code42.nosc.mil/D42/projects/alpha/proj_48.html

Tomahawk Operational Test and Evaluation Program
http://www.dote.osd.mil/reports/FY95/thawk.html



QUICK GUIDES TABLE 18
Foreign Bases Where Nuclear Weapons are Deployed*

Aviano AB, Italy -- Nuclear bombs
http://www.avi.af.mil/

Incirlik AB, Turkey -- Nuclear bombs
http://www.incirlik.af.mil/

RAF Lakenheath, UK -- Nuclear bombs
http://www.lakenheath.af.mil/ \

Ramstein AB, Germany -- Nuclear bombs
http://www.usafe.af.mil/ramstein.htm

Spangdahlem AB, Germany -- Nuclear bombs
http://www.spangdahlem.af.mil

* Additionally, nuclear bombs are stored at Kleine Broegel AB, Belgium; Buechel AB, Germany; Araxos AB, Greece; Ghedi-Torre AB, Italy; and Volkel AB, Netherlands.




Nuclear Weapons Command and Control

Defense Improved Emergency Message Automatic Transmission System (IEMATS) Replacement Command and Control Terminal Program
http://herbb.hanscom.af.mil/tbbs/R53/RFP53.htm

Global Command & Control System (GCCS) Homepage
http://204.34.175.79/
http://164.117.208.50/
Ambitious DOD-wide project to replace the Worldwide Military Command and Control System (WWMCCS).

Strategic Command Computing Environment STRATCOM Architecture (CESAR)
http://www.stratcom.af.mil/cesar/cesar.htm
Procurement of the Strategic War Planning System (SWPS), intelligence architecture, and the C4ISR study.


Accidents, Safety, Security and Transportation

Advisory Committee on External Regulation of Department of Energy Nuclear Safety
http://www.em.doe.gov/acd/index.html
Status reports, staff papers, subcommittee and internal working group reports, and final report.

Nuclear Safety Rules, Orders, and Guidance
http://cted.inel.gov/cted/eh31/nsrog.html
Repository of applicable laws, regulations, and DOE accepted practices relating to nuclear safety.

Nuclear Power Emergency Preparedness Planning
http://www.indirect.com/www/ceridgac/index.html

Partnership for Peace Emergency Preparedness Program
http://www.dtic.mil/defenselink/emerg/reports/
Including the proceedings of the International Civil Defense Exercise held in Nemencine, Lithuania.

Sandia Laboratory Transportation Systems Center Homepage
http://www.sandia.gov/Trans_Tech/9600.html
http://www.ca.sandia.gov/Transport/index.html
The DOE organization responsible for the transportation of nuclear weapons and materials in the United States.



The Internet and the Bomb: A Research Guide to Policy and Information about Nuclear Weapons is written and maintained by William M. Arkin and Robert S. Norris. Any questions, comments or suggestions should be sent to the authors at warkin@igc.org and rnorris@nrdc.org. This page was last updated 5/1/97

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