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Stewardship Gravy Train Could Prove a Short Trip

Science  18 Jul 1997:
Vol. 277, Issue 5324, pp. 305
DOI: 10.1126/science.277.5324.305

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Politics makes for strange bedfellows. Despite congressional aversion to new, big-science projects, the National Ignition Facility and the stockpile-stewardship program expect an easy trip through the budget cycle this year. The secret is a bipartisan coalition that doesn't want to rock the boat on the eve of a major debate in the Senate over ratification of the upcoming Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty.