How threat of loose Soviet nukes was avoided
January 8, 2012
Quoted: Graham Allison, Belfer Center director
Topic: Loose nuclear weapons
“But difficult though it is to prove a nuclear negative, U.S. and Russian officials insist in interviews with The Associated Press that the fears of the 1990s have not become a reality, even though the challenges of safeguarding Soviet nukes were daunting at the time.
‘Twenty years on it’s pretty hard to believe that not a single nuclear weapon has shown up loose,’ said Graham Allison, who played a key role in the effort as an assistant secretary of defense under President Bill Clinton and now heads Harvard’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.”