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IN CASE you have not noticed the attached clipping, you might be interested in mentioning it in the BULLETIN. The Dept. of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington is one of the best in the U.S. and the signatories are very well known among research meteorologists. I am not sure about the prospects of SDI funding in Canada, too, but I admire our US colleagues for speaking out on this issue.

– Paul LeBlond

Opposition to the Strategic Defense Initiative

Bulletin American Meteorological Society

Twenty-nine faculty, research associates, and graduate students in our department have signed a pledge which concludes “… we will neither apply for nor accept research funding from the Strategic Defense initiative Organization. We encourage other scientists. engineers, and technical personnel to join us in this pledge. We hope, together, to persuade the public and the Congress not to support this deeply misguided, dangerous, and enormously expensive program.

R. A. Brown, Robert G. Fleagle, Peter H. Haynes, James R. Holton, R. A. Home, Conway B. Leovy, Clifford F. Mass, Richard J. Reed, Walter Robinson, and John M. Wal1ace Department of Atmospheric Sciences University of Washington Seattle, WA 98195

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