Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Carnegie and MacArthur Give $25 Million for Nuclear-Security Work
The two foundations have prepared a $25-million "gift basket" to welcome foreign officials who will begin streaming into Washington on Thursday for high-level nuclear-security talks.
The funding echoes a tradition at the biannual Nuclear Security Summit, at which representatives of participating countries present "gift baskets" of actions they will take or money they will commit to increase the security of highly enriched uranium and plutonium, which can be used to make nuclear bombs. The two grant makers decided to make their own gift basket to highlight the role of nongovernmental groups in the nuclear-security field. . .