Sources: IEEE Spectrum, LLNL, The New York Times
quote: Maybe the funding could be reduced a bit,
quote: but I'd rather have my tax money spent on developing awesome lasers than pay for unnecessary wars on the middle east or tax cuts for the wealthy...
quote: And yes, they are very, very close to ignition (producing more energy than they are injecting). Killing this program now, when they are so close to success would be the real boondoggle.
quote: Quite the other way around actually, fusion bomb designers are desperate for new information on the way an implosion fusion reaction takes place
quote: For $1 billion more you can demonstrate fusion