Sixteen hours ago an American airplane dropped one bomb on Hiroshima… The force from which the sun draws its power has been loosed against those who brought war to the Far East. (First announcement of the atomic bomb, August 6, 1945)
A physicist is an atom’s way of knowing about atoms.
Certainly it seems now that nothing could have been more obvious to the people of the earlier twentieth century than the rapidity with which war was becoming impossible. And as certainly they did not see it. They did not see it until the atomic bombs burst in their fumbling hands. Yet the broad facts must […]
We Americans, we’re a simple people… but piss us off, and we’ll bomb your cities.
It’s Christmas at Ground Zero The button has been pressed The radio Just let us know That this is not a test Everywhere the atom bombs are droppin’ It’s the end of all humanity No more time for last minute shoppin’ It’s time to face your final destiny. It’s Christmas at Ground Zero Now the […]
There will be no nuclear war. There’s too much real estate involved.
Nuclear bonus effects: Desirable damage or casualties produced by the effects from friendly nuclear weapons that cannot be accurately calculated in targeting as the uncertainties involved preclude depending on them for a militarily significant result.
Well, boys, I reckon this is it. Nuclear (pronounced ‘nookular’) combat, toe-to-toe with the Rooskies.
Now look boys. I ain’t much of a ham at makin’ speeches. But I got a pretty fair idea that somethin’ doggoned important’s going on back there. And I got a fair idea of the kind of personal emotions that some of you fellas may be thinkin’. Heck, I reckon you wouldn’t even be human […]
If we were to immediately launch an all-out and coordinated attack on all their airfields and missile bases we’d stand a damn good chance of catchin ’em with their pants down. Hell, we got five to one missile superiority as it is. We could easily assign three missiles to every target and still have a […]