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Protecting America's Nuclear Stores, Part 2

NPR's David Kestenbaum has the second of two reports on security concerns at the U.S. nuclear weapons complex in New Mexico. Every year, the federal government tries to break into its own weapons facilities to see if terrorists could get in and steal materials to make a bomb. In some drills, lapses in security have been exposed. But the government says that is not the case.

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David Kestenbaum is a correspondent for NPR, covering science, energy issues and, most recently, the global economy for NPR's multimedia project Planet Money. David has been a science correspondent for NPR since 1999. He came to journalism the usual way — by getting a Ph.D. in physics first.