Tuesday, September 28

Bunker busters go bust

I just read that the House energy appropriations subcommitte voted to cut funding that the Bush administration wanted for "the robust penetrator"--also known, less ominously, as the bunker-buster mini-nuke. Here's more from the Chicago Tribune:
Hobson's subcommittee has eliminated all funding for Bush's new nuclear arms program as proposed in an Energy Department spending bill....

The Senate subcommittee approved the funding. But in the House, Hobson's panel eliminated funding for the new weapons, instead increasing money for dismantling of nuclear weapons and nuclear lab security. Now a conference committee must try to work out a compromise.


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