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The Future of Nuclear Weapons

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The Future of Nuclear Weapons

The Future of Nuclear Weapons

The Future of Nuclear Weapons

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President Bush's 2006 budget seeks $6.6 billion for the Energy Department to do more research on "bunker busters" and mini-nuclear bombs. He also wants money to enhance existing nuclear weapons. We look at what the weapons do and why the United States wants them.

Guest:

David Kestenbaum, NPR science reporter

Richard Garwin, defense consultant; former nuclear weapons designer for Los Alamos Laboratories