ARMED FORCES: Weapons of the Future

Finding Congress in so sympathetic a mood towards defense needs, the Navy's Admiral Forrest Sherman went before the House Armed Services Committee to unwrap some of the Navy's ambitious dreams for the future. He was not begging money for next year's budget: he had in mind a $335 million construction program for the 1952 budget.

"The Time Has Come." High on Admiral Sherman's priority list was the weapon the Navy had been thinking about ever since the first A-bomb exploded at Alamogordo: a nuclear-powered submarine. Research and development of atomic power plants had been under way under the...

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