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Frida Berrigan: Gold Star for New Nukes?

At the beginning of March, the National Nuclear Security Administration announced the winner of the so-called “Reliable Replacement Warhead” competition that pitted the nuclear laboratories against each other. Lawrence Livermore won out against its long-time rival Los Alamos. If all goes according to plan, the Berkeley-based lab’s design will eventually end up as submarine-launched intercontinental ballistic missiles.


Still, NNSA administrator Thomas D’Agostino insisted that the new warhead “is not about starting a new nuclear arms race.” But what else could it possibly be about? In the April 2007 issue of Sojourners I’ll catch you up on the new nuclear surge.

Frida Berrigan is a senior research associate at the New School University’s World Policy Institute.

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posted March 13, 2007 at 11:21 pm

Don’t get me started on this. It’s pathetic that we are wasting more monies to increase an already large nuclear stockpile. Why do we need more? We can already destroy the world repeatedly. I don’t understand how this will make us more secure. I really just don’t get it. p

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Mark P

posted March 14, 2007 at 12:50 am

Apparently we’ll be more intimidating if we can destroy the world seven times over instead of five times. It’s a sacred number, right?

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posted March 14, 2007 at 1:35 am

I guess so. p

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posted March 14, 2007 at 3:34 am


posted March 14, 2007 at 3:15 pm

From what I have read it is about tuning up old missiles because the old warheads are on thier way to becoming unservicable. It is also a case of Pandora’s box. If we don’t have them someone else will.

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posted March 15, 2007 at 7:28 pm

Ram, I don’t buy that. p

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