According to an AP story carried here in the Marine Corps Times, Obama is considering placing the federal laboratories that developed nuclear weapons under the military. This would be a dangerous development.
The AP writes:
The Obama administration is considering moving the nation’s federal weapons complex, including New Mexico’s Sandia and Los Alamos national laboratories, under military control, ending decades of civilian oversight.
The article continues:
Civilian management stems from a World War II decision by J. Robert Oppenheimer, the top scientist on the secret Manhattan Project that built the world’s first atomic bomb and led to the founding of Los Alamos lab. Oppenheimer had the weapons designed by civilian scientists rather than military officers.
Read the full article here: http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/2009/02/ap_obama_labs_020409/