THE ADMINISTRATION: Two Years of the Atom

In its fourth semi-annual report to Congress last week, the Atomic Energy Commission barely touched on the most tantalizing atomic secret of 1948. The bulk of the report was devoted to the peacetime uses of atomic energy (see SCIENCE). But the AEC guardedly reported on the "three atomic weapons of new and improved design," tested this year at Eniwetok. Said the AEC: "Operation Sandstone confirms the fact that the position of the U.S. in the field of atomic weapons has been substantially improved."

President Harry Truman had a few words to add to the report. Such advances as Operation Sandstone,...

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