At the beginning of next year, the U.S. Defense Department will embark on a four-year experiment. Nuclear reactors have reliably driven aircraft carriers and submarines for 60 years, and the Pentagon’s Strategic Capabilities Office (SCO) now wants to find out if the concept could be expanded to Air Force and Army bases on land. The experiment builds on a series of military-funded studies over the last decade that have each endorsed the feasibility of using mobile, land-based nuclear ...

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