THE ATOM: Enough Bombs?

In a speech to members of the American Bar Association at San Francisco last week, Gordon Dean, chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission, made a startling announcement: the U.S. may soon have all the bombs it needs to defeat any enemy, and it can then turn a much bigger part of atomic research and development to peacetime projects.

"I think it is quite obvious," he said, "that the current atomic-arms race can not go on forever. Somewhere along the line ... we will have acquired all the weapons we would possibly need to...

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