The Atom: Ready to Fire

Everyone knew what the answer would be, but President Kennedy arid Prime Minister Macmillan went through the exercise anyway: off to Moscow last week went another appeal to the Russians to join the Western powers in an effective nuclear test ban treaty. Even while awaiting the Soviet nyet, which came three days later, the U.S. moved full speed ahead on preparations for resuming its own nuclear tests in the vast and silent stretches of the Pacific.

The big buildup for Operation Dominic combines 12,000 men, 100 planes and 40 ships into Joint Task...

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