The Internet and the Bomb:
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.
Air-launched Cruise Missile (ALCM) (AGM-86B/C) Fact Sheet
B-1B 'Lancer' System Program Office (ASC, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH)
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
B-1B Operational Test and Evaluation Program
Program Depot Maintenance (PDM) of B-1B Aircraft
B-2 Spirit Fact Sheet
B-2 Operational Test and Evaluation Program
Stop the B2 Bomber Campaign
FAS-maintained site with abundant documents and links.
B-52 Stratofortress Fact Sheet
Minuteman III ICBM (LGM-30) Fact Sheet
Peacekeeper/MX ICBM (LGM-118A) Fact Sheet
ICBM Requests for Proposal (RFPs) Homepage
Contracting opportunities relating to life extension and modification of the ICBM force.
Ballistic Missile Submarine Force
Ballistic Missile Submarines (SSBNs) Fact Sheet
Trident Strategic Weapons System Program Fact Sheet
Trident Logistics Data System
Trident Planned Equipment Replacement Program (TRIPER)
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Trident Submarine Homepages
USS Tennessee (SSBN-734)
USS Pennsylvania (SSBN-735)
USS West Virginia (SSBN-736)
USS Kentucky (SSBN-737)
USS Maryland (SSBN-738)
USS Nebraska (SSBN-739)
USS Rhode Island (SSBN-740)
USS Maine (SSBN-741)
USS Wyoming (SSBN-742)
Private Submarine-Related Homepages
Groton: The Submarine Capital of the World
Ron Martini's Navy Submarine Base
SUBNET: Cyberspace Association of U.S. Submariners (CAUSS)
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Domestic Bases Where Nuclear Weapons and Systems are Deployed
Naval Submarine Base, Bangor, WA -- Trident, nuclear warheads
Barksdale AFB, LA (2nd Bomber Wing) -- B-52H, nuclear warheads
Dyess AFB, TX (7th Wing) -- B-1B, nuclear warheads
Ellsworth AFB, SD (28th Bomber Wing) -- B-1B, nuclear warheads
F.E. Warren AFB, WY -- MX, Minuteman III, nuclear warheads
Grand Forks AFB, ND -- Minuteman III, nuclear warheads
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
Kirtland AFB, NM -- Nuclear warhead storage
Malmstrom AFB, MT -- Minuteman III, nuclear warheads
Minot AFB, ND (5th Bomber Wing) -- B-52H, Minuteman III, nuclear warheads
Mountain Home AFB, ID (366th Wing) -- B-1B
Naval Air Station North Island, CA -- Tomahawk SLCM warhead storage
Naval Weapons Station Yorktown, VA -- Tomahawk SLCM warhead storage
Nellis AFB, NV -- Nuclear warhead storage
Robins AFB, GA (128th Bomb Squadron) -- B-1B
Whiteman AFB, MO (509th Bomber Wing) -- B-2, nuclear warheads
Non-strategic Nuclear Forces
Tomahawk Sea-launched Cruise Missile (SLCM) Fact Sheet
Cruise Missile Mission Planning Systems Logistics and Planning Support
Tomahawk Baseline Improvement Program (Navy Fact Sheet)
Tomahawk Mission Planning Center
Tomahawk Operational Test and Evaluation Program
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Foreign Bases Where Nuclear Weapons are Deployed*
Aviano AB, Italy -- Nuclear bombs
Incirlik AB, Turkey -- Nuclear bombs
RAF Lakenheath, UK -- Nuclear bombs
Ramstein AB, Germany -- Nuclear bombs
Spangdahlem AB, Germany -- Nuclear bombs
* 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
Strategic Command Computing Environment STRATCOM Architecture (CESAR)
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
Status reports, staff papers, subcommittee and internal working group reports, and final report.
Nuclear Safety Rules, Orders, and Guidance
Repository of applicable laws, regulations, and DOE accepted practices relating to nuclear safety.
Nuclear Power Emergency Preparedness Planning
Partnership for Peace Emergency Preparedness Program
Including the proceedings of the International Civil Defense Exercise held in Nemencine, Lithuania.
Sandia Laboratory Transportation Systems Center Homepage
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 email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. This page was last updated 5/1/97
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