Make it or Break it: The weapons labs built the Bomb. Now they're tasked with finding ways to get rid of it. Trouble is, old habits die hard

Ferguson, Charles D.; Obrentz, Lisa
March 2007
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;Mar/Apr2007, Vol. 63 Issue 2, p46
The article focuses on the efforts to stop bomb production. Accordingly, the scientific expertise that gave birth to the bomb has helped secure nuclear weapons and weapons-usable materials, and during the Manhattan Project, the U.S. sent scientists throughout Europe to stop Nazi Germany from building the bomb. The dual role of bombs continued throughout the Cold War, as the national weapons laboratories maintained the U.S. nuclear deterrent while simultaneously developing the means to verify the arms control treaties that imposed a degree of stability on the superpower arms race.


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