AUTHORLanouette, W.
TITLEJames D. Watkins: Frustrated Admiral of Energy
PERIODICAL TITLEBulletin of the Atomic Scientists
DATE PUBLISHED1990
VOLUME NUMBER46
ISSUE NUMBER1 (January)
PAGE NUMBERS36-42
ISSN0096-3402


This article discusses the first year of James Watkins’ tenure as U.S. Secretary of Energy, 1989. It emphasizes his struggles, after his decades of military service, with the bureaucratic atmosphere in the Department of Energy (DOE) during the George H. W. Bush administration. The article also touches on the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) and political relationships confronting Watkins in Washington, D.C. The author, William Lanouette, is a public policy analyst.


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