By Associated Press - Monday, October 13, 2014

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - A former employee of Los Alamos National Laboratory plans to team up with a Santa Fe-based nuclear watchdog group to monitor U.S. progress on its global commitment to draw down nuclear weapons.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (https://bit.ly/ZWz2Oy) that James Doyle had previous worked for years at Los Alamos National Laboratory as a nuclear weapons monitor, but was fired in July.

He will team up with the nonprofit Nuclear Watch New Mexico.

The lab blamed Doyle’s departure on budget cuts, but Doyle attributes it to retaliation over an academic article he wrote saying the U.S. should get rid of its nuclear stockpile rather than maintaining it, one of the lab’s central missions.

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Information from: The Santa Fe New Mexican, https://www.sfnewmexican.com

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