This article is part of the Center for Media & Democracy's focus on the fallout of nuclear "spin."
"The top-secret Manhattan Project was laid out by Robert Oppenheimer the night Ernest Lawrence took him to the Bohemian Club during World War II. It was a part of California’s brutal rise to economic and political power described in “Imperial San Francisco: Urban Power, Earthly Ruin” [UC Press, 1999] by Gray Brechin." 
- "Edward Teller - also known as Dr. Strangelove - went on to promote a grandiose U.S. nuclear weapons program for decades at the nuclear weapons labs: Berkeley, Livermore and Los Alamos. The program remained under a no-bid University of California management contract for 61 years."
- "In a stealth takeover by the Carlyle Group, facilitated by five admirals, the management contract will be transferred next year  to the University of Texas, where the military and the Carlyle Group will have control. A new “ramping up” of the nuclear weapons program is underway, with program funding at the highest level ever - even higher than during the Cold War – extending nuclear weapons into outer space, into the very atmosphere that makes life on earth possible, and with no “real” enemy in sight."
Note: The information about the Carlyle Group is incorrect:
- Lisa Mark, "Government awards Berkeley contract to UC. University submitted only bid for management of civilian lab," UCSD Guardian, May 2, 2005.
- Betsy Mason, "UC will keep Livermore lab contract for two more years," July 22, 2005: "The University of California will manage Lawrence Livermore Laboratory for at least two more years, as the UC regents authorized an extension of the contract to operate the lab through September 2007. ... Bids for Los Alamos Lab were due Tuesday, and the competition appears to be a one-on-one match between a team led by UC and Bechtel National and a rival team led by Lockheed Martin and the University of Texas. A third bid was submitted by watchdog groups Nuclear Watch New Mexico and Tri-Valley CARES of Livermore; no other bidding teams have publicly come forward."
- Leuren Moret, "UC Regents lose control of nuclear weapons program. Five admirals, Carlyle Group and Rand take over" (Part 1), San Francisco Bay View, September 15, 2004.
- Leuren Moret, "The Brink of Extinction. A Cautionary Tale" reposted by CommUnity of Minds October 2, 2004, from San Francisco Bay View.