18th Obsequious Banter Thread: The Atomic Number of Cannon
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06-03-2009, 11:39 AM
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An exhaustive list of America's nuclear sites – including maps showing the location of fuel for nuclear weapons – has been accidentally posted on a government website, but the Obama administration denied that the leak had jeopardised national security.
The 266-page document, marked "highly confidential", was removed from the website of the Government Printing Officelast night following media inquiries.
Barack Obama had ordered the report for the International Atomic Energy Agency in the hopes of prodding other countries, such as Iran, to submit similar classified information nuclear activities to the agency.
In his accompanying letter to Congress, Obama described the information as "sensitive but unclassified". Nearly every page is stamped "highly confidential safeguards sensitive".
"The enclosed draft declaration lists each site, location, facility, and activity I intend to declare to the IAEA," he wrote.
It was not immediately clear how the report, with details of hundreds of US nuclear facilities, including reactor sites and confidential sites at weapons labs, ended up on the website of the Government Printing Office.
Its publication was first noted on Monday by Steve Aftergood, who publishes a blog on government secrecy at the Federation of American Scientists.
The report contains information on America's nuclear weapons labs at Los Alamos in New Mexico, Livermore and Sandia as well as scores of other nuclear sites.
That's great Obama. Just show them where to nuke us. While you're at it, why don't you drive them there and provide them with a truck to transport the damn thing.
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