Our neighborhoods are not warzones, and the police should not be treating us like wartime enemies. And yet, every year, billions of dollars’ worth of military equipment flows from the federal government to local police departments. The main beneficiaries of this militarization are military contractors who now have another lucrative market in which to sell their products. Companies like Lockheed Martin and Blackhawk Industries are making record profits by selling their equipment to local police departments that have received Department of Homeland Security grants.
The Atomic Energy Act of 1954 had a significant influence on the US nuclear energy policy as it revised the provisions of the previous (Atomic Energy Act) such as a liberal view on secrecy that enabled the commission to share technical and scientific information with foreign governments. The newer Energy Act made way for the commission to participate fully with foreign governments in the promotion of peaceful atomic energy. This also enabled the exchange of nuclear technology with other nations. The act contained liberal licensing Provisions and the right to own reactors made way for further private development of nuclear power in the United States.