This Might Be the U.S. Military's Worst Idea Ever
The National Interest -

Michael Peck


Think mobile nuclear reactors.

The Pentagon wants a mobile nuclear reactor.

The goal is to provide reliable electrical power to remote forward operating bases and during quick-response humanitarian missions. But the project also raises questions of nuclear security and keeping atomic materials from falling into the wrong hands.

On January 18, the Pentagon published a Request for Information on the feasibility of developing a portable nuclear reactor in support of a...

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