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A Case against Virtual Nuclear Testing
19 August 1999
by Christopher E. Paine, September 1999 Scientific American (pp. 74-79)
The following all-too-brief and watered-down summary of excellent article can be found at http://www.sciam.com/1999/0999issue/0999quicksummary.html
The Department of Energy's stockpile stewardship program aims to keep the U.S. nuclear arsenal secure while replacing actual underground weapons tests with supercomputer simulations. Yet the technical goals of the program might unwittingly contribute to a new arms race.