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    Here is an interesting presentation on the period of time when the USA had a nuclear monopoly. If Curatola is right, the monopoly was as much theoretical as real in terms of a real capability to defend, notwithstanding its very real capability to serve as a deterrent.

    Bigger Bombs for a Brighter Tomorrow - Dr. John Curatola

    Published on May 24, 2016

    Dr. John Curatola’s recent book, Bigger Bombs for a Brighter Tomorrow, focuses on American post-war nuclear strategies. In this talk, he will examine the various issues that hindered America’s ability to employ its nuclear monopoly during the late 1940s, including a failure in the ability to adequately plan, produce, train and equip its atomic offensive.
    Last edited by The Ibis; 28 May 16, 13:14.

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    Given that they knew virtually nothing about the weapons they had created, there's no real mystery about the lag in planning and training.

    Besides the crews of Enola Gay and Boch's Car, the military had ZERO people with practical experience in using these weapons, and even the Pacific tests were done in virtual ignorance of what they were working with.


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