THE ATOM: Two Kinds of Tests? (Contd.)

On the eve of the crucial U.S. nuclear-weapons tests at Eniwetok Proving Grounds—tests of such basic defenses as the first nuclear-tipped ground-to-air antiaircraft missile, the first deep-water anti-submarine nuclear depth charge and the low-radioactivity "clean" bomb—the uproar over the tests and their fallout got both more shrill in its public aspects and more sensible in its scientific debate.

In Honolulu, the pacifists who had threatened to sail their ketch Golden Rule into the Eniwetok blast area were jailed for defying a court ordering them back. From French Equatorial Africa, Dr. Albert...

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