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October 26, 2005

Nuke 'Bunker-Buster' Plans Dropped

The Bush administration is abandoning its push to develop a "bunker-buster" nuclear warhead and instead will pursue a conventional weapon that can penetrate hardened underground targets.

Finally. A sign of sanity from someone in Washington.

Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., said Tuesday that lawmakers had agreed drop funding for the proposed nuclear bunker-buster from the Energy Department's budget for the 12 months beginning Oct 1. He said the Energy Department had requested the move because it no longer planned to pursue a nuclear bunker-buster.

Can anyone explain to me why the Energy Department was developing a nuclear weapon? Can anyone explain to my why the Energy Department was developing any weapons?

Clearly I need to know much more about the functions of various federal agencies and departments.

Posted by AnneZook at 11:50 AM