COLD WAR: Defense by Deterrents

In a moving, majestic speech, the world's greatest orator last week came to grips with the hydrogen bomb. By his own oft-repeated statement, 80-year-old Sir Winston Churchill has had the bomb constantly in his mind, particularly since that April day in 1954 when the first public image of the hydrogen fireball billowed out of the photographs into the minds of men. Now, his shock behind him, his desperation gone, Churchill gave splendid utterance to the belief that has guided the U.S. ever since Hiroshima: that nuclear fission spells hope, as well as...

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