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Defense Research: New Mission for the National Labs

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Science  06 Oct 1995:
Vol. 270, Issue 5233, pp. 20-22
DOI: 10.1126/science.270.5233.20


What will the nuclear weapons labs do for a living now that the Cold War is over? The Clinton Administration has put together a $3 billion “stockpile stewardship” program of physics and computer research, designed to keep the arsenal reliable and weapons-designing skills sharp. Science provides an in-depth look at what the plan involves and its potential payoff for basic researchers.