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Title: The role of the DOE weapons laboratories in a changing national security environment: CNSS papers No. 8, April 1988

The contributions of the Department of Energy (DOE) nuclear weapons laboratories to the nation's security are reviewed in testimony before the Subcommittee on Procurement and Military Nuclear Systems of the House Armed Services Committee. Also presented are contributions that technology will make in maintaining the strategic balance through deterrence, treaty verification, and a sound nuclear weapons complex as the nation prepares for significant arms control initiatives. The DOE nuclear weapons laboratories can contribute to the broader context of national security, one that recognizes that military strength can be maintained over the long term only if it is built upon the foundations of economic strength and energy security. 9 refs.
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ON: DE88011822
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Technical Report
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Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab., NM (USA). Center for National Security Studies
Sponsoring Org:
U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE)
Country of Publication:
United States
45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; 98 NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT, SAFEGUARDS, AND PHYSICAL PROTECTION; NATIONAL SECURITY; US DOE; WEAPONS; LASL; NATIONAL DEFENSE; NON-PROLIFERATION TREATY; NUCLEAR DETERRENCE; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; SECURITY; TREATIES; US AEC; US ERDA; US ORGANIZATIONS 450202* -- Explosions & Explosives-- Nuclear-- Weaponry-- (-1989); 450100 -- Military Technology, Weaponry, & National Defense-- Chemical Explosions & Explosives; 290600 -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Nuclear Energy; 350200 -- Arms Control-- Proliferation-- (1987-)