posted on Jan, 4 2007 @ 06:11 PM
Linton Brooks, the head of U.S. nuclear weapons agency, which overseas and maintains the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile, has been asked to leave.
This comes after repeated security problems at weapons laboratories. Brooks was asked to leave by Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman. Some of the
problems the National Nuclear Security Administration has been under scrutiny for is security problems which includes an FBI investigation into a
breach at Los Alamos Laboratory in New Mexico.
Linton Brooks, head of the agency that maintains the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile, has been forced to resign from his post at the Energy
Department after repeated security problems at weapons laboratories.
Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman said in an e-mailed statement he asked Brooks to resign because progress to correct security problems has not been
adequate. ``I have decided that it is time for new leadership,'' Bodman said.
Brooks's agency, the National Nuclear Security Administration, has been under scrutiny for security problems, the most recent of which was an FBI
investigation into a possible breach at the Los Alamos laboratory in New Mexico after police found potentially classified information while searching
a residence for drugs.
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When public officials of this level are kicked out of office, I must always wonder if it is for the reasons that we are told. We being the masses or
the expendable vessels. High level civil servants rarely leave by choice. I do remember the possible security breach being reported in the news.
But as this article states, the material found was potentially classified, not classified. It also says that the reaction in Congress positive,
stating that his departure is long overdue. So those of us in the masses know what we are being told, but how much more is there to this story that
we are not being told?
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