Larus, Joel
April 1965
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;Apr1965, Vol. 21 Issue 4, p33
The article reflects on the need to devise an international program for nuclear safety. According to experts, such a program could certainly reduce the possibility of a nuclear catastrophe. Although there have been many predictions of accidental explosions, the nuclear safety records of the U.S. and the Soviet Union have been remarkably good. A realistic appraisal of the chances for continuing this record does not offer much reason for optimism. Although predictions of the future of weapon technology and military strategy are subject to a multitude of uncertainties involving national policies and international affairs, one development seems inevitable.


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