THE ATOM: Way to Survival

THE ATOM Way to Survive Haunting many minds in the Atomic Age is the dark thought that an H-bomb or H-missile attack would be so devastating that survivors, if any, would be reduced to Stone Age primitiveness. Not necessarily, says Budapest-born Nuclear Physicist Edward Teller, associate director of the University of California's Radiation Laboratory, and sometimes called (he modestly disclaims the tag) "father of the H-bomb." Writing on "The Nature of Nuclear Warfare" in this month's Air Force, Teller argues that a nuclear attack on the U.S. need not be "cataclysmic" and casualties need not be...

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