Dirty War

The brutal struggle for independence in French Algeria ripped apart ...


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Nuclear Weapons

Browse the NOW and THEN Nuclear Weapons titles listed below.

How Iran Got The Bomb

United States History Political Science European History Military History American History U.S. History U.S. Government

Jeremy Bernstein traces the circuitous route by which Iran secured the expertise to develop a nuclear capability. Since Iran’s program appears to be aimed at weapons production, he concludes, the time of decision for action is fast approaching.

Tags:  Iran - Nuclear weapons - middle east - physics - centrifuges - uranium - zippe - khan - pakistan

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Oppenheimer's Lives

United States History Military History American History U.S. History U.S. Government Biography Biography

Jeremy Bernstein remembers the “father” of the atomic bomb—a man unsure of his identity and scarred by the famous government hearing that took away his security clearance.

Tags:  Nuclear weapons - physics - centrifuges - uranium - politics and the military - Oppenheimer - atomic bomb

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At Los Alamos

United States History Military History American History U.S. History U.S. Government

The atomic bomb was developed at government laboratories in Los Alamos, New Mexico, by a team of outstanding physicists under the direction of J. Robert Oppenheimer. Upon seeing the results of the first detonation of an atomic device, the test director Kenneth Bainbridge is said to have remarked to Oppenheimer, “Now we are all sons of bitches.” Yet the physicists could scarcely contain their fascination with what they had wrought, as Jeremy Bernstein finds in this report from ground zero.

Tags:  Nuclear weapons - physics - uranium - Oppenheimer - atomic bomb

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