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August 14, 2018

Duck and Cover

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Posted: Thursday, May 17, 2018 12:00 am

“Duck and cover” evokes the horror of the Cold War. Dimmed in the consciousness of our younger population, we older folks remember it well.

Cold War reflections returned full force with the recent release of the Trump fiscal 2019 budget request for nuclear weapons. The National Nuclear Security Administration gets more than $15 billion for warheads and bomb plants, a 17% increase over last year’s annualized spending.

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