Scot J. Paltrow

For Scot J. Paltrow's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

America's nuclear headache: old plutonium with nowhere to go

World | FOCUS Apr 22, 2018

America's nuclear headache: old plutonium with nowhere to go

In a sprawling plant near Amarillo, Texas, rows of workers perform by hand one of the most dangerous jobs in American industry. Contract workers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Pantex facility gingerly remove the plutonium cores from retired nuclear warheads. Although many safety rules ...

Nuclear strategists call for bold move: scrap ICBM arsenal

World | FOCUS Nov 23, 2017

Nuclear strategists call for bold move: scrap ICBM arsenal

Imagine it is 3 a.m., and the president of the United States is asleep in the White House master bedroom. A military officer stationed in an office nearby retrieves an aluminum suitcase — the "football" containing the launch codes for the U.S. nuclear arsenal ...