Oppenheimer wrongly stripped of security clearance, US says


              FILE - Jennifer Granholm, energy secretary for the U.S. Department of Energy, fields reporters' questions during a tour of the historic B Reactor, Aug. 12, 2022, on the Hanford Nuclear Site near Richland, Wash. The face of the nuclear reactor, which was used during World War II to develop the nuclear bomb, is visible behind her. The Biden administration has reversed a decades-old decision to revoke the security clearance of Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer, the physicist called the father of the atomic bomb for his leading role in World War II’s Manhattan Project. Granholm said the 1954 decision by the Atomic Energy Commission was made using a “flawed process that violated the Commission’s own regulations.” (Bob Brawdy/The Tri-City Herald via AP, File)
            
              FILE - The first U.S. atom bomb explodes during a test in Alamogordo, N.M., July 16, 1945. The cloud went 40,000 feet in the air, as viewed by an automatic camera six miles away from the site. The Biden administration has reversed a decades-old decision to revoke the security clearance of Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer, the physicist called the father of the atomic bomb for his leading role in World War II’s Manhattan Project. (AP Photo, File)
            
              FILE - A "Fat Man" nuclear bomb of the type tested at Trinity Site, New Mexico, and dropped on Nagasaki, Japan in 1945, is on view for the public at the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory Museum, Oct. 15, 1965. The Biden administration has reversed a decades-old decision to revoke the security clearance of Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer, the physicist called the father of the atomic bomb for his leading role in World War II’s Manhattan Project. (AP Photo, File)
            
              FILE - Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer, chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission Advisory Council, tells a joint Congressional Atomic Committee that U.S. military establishment to his knowledge had never found it necessary to use exportable type isotopes for the development of new war machines. The hearing continued on charges of mismanagement in AEC. (AP Photo, File)
            
              FILE - Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer, creator of the atom bomb, is shown at his study in Princeton University's Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, N.J., Dec. 15, 1957. The Biden administration has reversed a decades-old decision to revoke the security clearance of Oppenheimer, the physicist called the father of the atomic bomb for his leading role in World War II’s Manhattan Project. (AP Photo/John Rooney, File)
Oppenheimer wrongly stripped of security clearance, US says