Disarmament and the Problem of Peace

Szilard, Leo
October 1955
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;Oct1955, Vol. 11 Issue 8, p297
This article talks about the problems brought about by the Atomic Stalemate between the Soviet Union and the U.S. The Atomic Stalemate will arise between the Strategic Air Forces of the U.S. and the Soviet Union when both countries will be able to devastate each other with hydrogen bombs. It is believed that the U.S. would annihilate Russia in retaliation for a Russian attack against American cities. Therefore, it may be perfectly rational for the U.S. to threaten Russia with annihilation in order to deter Russia from attacking her.


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