How the controversial new B61-12 bomb entered the U.S. arsenal of weapons is a tale of the extraordinary influence of the “nuclear enterprise,” as the
Burt Hubbard began his journalism career in New Mexico in the 1970s before moving on to Denver, Colorado. With this story, he returns to his roots in the nuclear west, where he was not surprised to find that wild New Mexico politics are still alive and well.
A revolving door in the nuclear weapons industry
Members of Congress, influential government contractors and high-ranking federal officials have a symbiotic relationship when it comes to managing the country’s nuclear weapons research and design facilities.