Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Rival U.S. Labs in Arms Race to Build Safer Nuclear Bomb

The new warhead could help reduce the nation's stockpile, but some fear global repercussions.
By Ralph Vartabedian, Times Staff Writer
June 13, 2006

In the Cold War arms race, scientists rushed to build thousands of warheads to counter the Soviet Union. Today, those scientists are racing once again, but this time to rebuild an aging nuclear stockpile.

Scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico are locked in an intense competition with rivals at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in the Bay Area to design the nation's first new nuclear bomb in two decades.


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What a waste of time and money. They need to learn what an everyday mechanic understands,"if it isn't broken,don't fit it" ,and to stop remaking the wheel in order to keep one's self employed at the tax payers expense. The labs mission need to be changed from weapons realated to something more important to the nation such as an alternative fuel. This is all BS.
OK, fine, "b-ohica." But you'll just have to re-focus: Follow the money. No money will be forthcoming under this Oiligarchy for any research into anything other than how to guzzle gasoline at a higher rate--mainly for military adventures overseas. Get a grip, or dream on.
A lot of "dreaming" going on here disconnected from reality.

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