Atomic crisis

October 1949
America;10/8/1949, Vol. 82 Issue 1, p6
The author discusses the implications of the announcement by U.S. President Harry Truman that Russia had exploded the atom bomb. He explains that Russia's acquisition of the ultimate weapon has removed the sense of security of the people in the U.S. The end of the monopoly of the U.S. on the atom bomb means that world peace and security depends on unpredictable human beings. He says that the people of the U.S. should examine the nation's connscience in the light of the implications of Russia's acquisition of the atom bomb.


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