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Stories by Frank N. von Hippel

Taking Nuclear Weapons off Hair-Trigger Alert

It is time to end the practice of keeping nuclear missiles constantly ready to fire. This change would greatly reduce the possibility of a mistaken launch

November 1, 1997 — Bruce G. Blair, Harold A. Feiveson and Frank N. von Hippel

Civilian Casualties from Counterforce Attacks

New estimates of the number of civilian deaths resulting from nuclear attacks by one superpower on the strategic forces of the other further undermine the rationale for such attacks

September 1, 1988 — Barbara G. Levi, Frank N. von Hippel, Theodore A. Postol and William H. Daugherty