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Alex Wellerstein

Alex Wellerstein

Alex Wellerstein is a historian of science and nuclear weapons and a professor at the Stevens Institute of Technology. He is also the creator of the NUKEMAP.This blog began in 2011.

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Guest Appearances
October 30, 2020

The Nuclear Football (Part 2)

What is the Nuclear Football? Professor Alex Wellerstein tells us what’s involved when commencing a nuclear strike.

October 28, 2020

The Nuclear Football (Part 1)

Who can launch America’s nuclear weapons? Only one person. Professor Alex Wellerstein of Restricted Data the Nuclear Secrecy Blog explains the who, how, and why.