Energy Dept. officials are ‘trying to undermine’ nuclear weapons agency, Inhofe alleges

Defense News: The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday accused officials from the Department of Energy of performing as “rogue actors” who aim to “undermine” the agency in charge of managing nuclear warheads, which in turn could damage the Pentagon’s nuclear modernization plans.

In his opening comments, Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., cast Thursday’s committee hearing on nuclear weapons as an existential one for the National Nuclear Security Administration. “Arguably, this could go down as one of the most significant hearings we’ve ever had,” he said.

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