Atomic Age: Tomorrow

U.S. employment of the atomic bomb looked like anything but an act of renunciation; it might turn out to be just that.

In the tools of pre-atomic war the U.S. had a headstart that would require at least a generation for any nation to overcome. In atomic war, the advantage was hazardous. Sir James Chadwick, chief British adviser on the atomic bomb, said that any nation with the raw materials could make a bomb in five years without help from the U.S.

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