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Nuclear energy’s contribution to our national security

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Our country, thanks to longtime Department of Defense leadership, led the development of nuclear power. Today, we are losing our leadership. Of the 50 nuclear reactors being built in the world, only one is in America. The leading exporters are China and Russia, who use nuclear power as a tool to tie countries to them.

We must lead in design of tomorrow’s nuclear plants, including small modular reactors, next generation designs and even fusion power. We need a partnership between science, government, and business to ensure that the U.S. regains its edge in clean, safe and secure nuclear power.

– Brigadier General Stephen A. Cheney, USMC (Ret.), Chief Executive Officer, American Security Project (ASP)

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