66 years ago today: Nuclear “cover-up” began

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July 17, 2011
The Nation Blog
by Greg Mitchell  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"Sixty-six years ago today, in the desert of New Mexico, the Nuclear Age arrived with the explosion of the first atomic device at the Trinity site. It was a success. As many know, the leader of the bomb project, J. Robert Oppenheimer was moved to quote the Gita, 'I am become Death, the Destroyer of Worlds.' Less known is that the enormous explosion and 'visual' impact of the blast made him re-consider an option he had long ruled out: a demonstration shot that might inspire Japan to surrender before The Bomb was dropped over a major city." (07/16/11)


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