Union of Concerned Scientists

For A Project To Develop Recommendations On The Future Of The U.S. Nuclear Weapons Stockpile

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A grant to the Union of Concerned Scientists would allow the organization to make use of the special circumstances brought on by the President’s decision to cut $480 billion from the defense budget over the next ten years. The project would bring together scientists from the National Laboratories with experts from the nuclear policy community to determine where to make cuts while maintaining the safety of the U.S. nuclear stockpile. The Union of Concerned Scientists’ staff of technical experts makes them well suited to find common ground between scientists at the National Labs and the policy community, who have traditionally been at odds.
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