National Affairs: SEVEN JUGHEADS

The upcoming test of "Jughead," the 45-megaton bomb, would produce a radius of approximately 6.7 miles of utter destruction and 22.3 miles of severe-to-slight blast damage. Jughead's calculated effects on some major U.S. cities:

Washington. Aiming point: the Lincoln Memorial. The perimeter of total destruction would include the entire District of Columbia and Arlington County, Va. (the Pentagon, National Airport), the suburbs of Chevy Chase, Bethesda, Silver Spring, Hyattsville, Alexandria.

New York. Aiming point: Rockefeller Center. The circle of complete destruction would extend from Spuyten Duyvil to the Statue of Liberty, cover all...

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