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Aaron Weston

Aaron Weston is Senior Fellow and Director of Nuclear Energy Programs, ACCF Center for Policy Research. Aaron previously worked for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology as lead counsel for matters concerning nuclear energy research and development. Aaron has worked extensively the at the intersection of emerging nuclear technology and the law. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego and B.S.E. in Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences from the University of Michigan. Aaron is a member of the New York Bar and the Bar of the District of Columbia.

Op-Ed: No Easy Options For Perry On Nuclear Infrastructure

Published in Forbes

Mr. Perry must figure out how to sustain federal investment for key defense infrastructure that consumes nearly half of his department’s budget while also defending the White House’s proposed cuts to traditionally popular research and development programs. One issue Mr. Perry should consider promptly is the fact that the United States no longer has any domestic uranium enrichment capability. This is a gaping hole in the defense supply chain.