Report: U.S. Now Hiding Nuclear-Inspection Results
The Defense Department has moved to end public reporting of nuclear-inspection results, according to an Associated Press report. “Pass-fail” results had previously been made public, but the military says the new measures are necessary in order to safeguard information that could be helpful to America’s adversaries. “We are comfortable with the secrecy,” Navy Capt. Greg Hicks said. Steven Aftergood of the Federation of American Scientists told the AP the Pentagon is “acting like they have something to hide, and it’s not national-security secrets.” Recently, the nuclear inspections have revealed significant flaws within the nuclear stockpile.