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The Prometheus Bomb (Review)

How can the most incredible secret project be kept under wraps in a democratic republic?  How can the President oversee that project if he doesn’t fully understand nuclear physics?  The precarious path to the development of the first atomic bombs … Continue reading

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Operation Alert Begins

Before the Orwellian Homeland Security Agency, the US only had the Federal Emergency Management Agency.  Before FEMA, was an array of federal agencies that dealt with disaster management.  The most famous of those was the Civil Defense Administration. In 1954, … Continue reading

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