Malenkov's Hydrogen Bomb

August 1953
New Republic;8/17/53, Vol. 129 Issue 3, p7
The article discusses issues related to international relations and atomic power in the U.S. It is suicidal to invite atomic attack by leaving the country defenseless as it is in the present situation. For months a report calling for an immediate and tremendous civil defense program has lain on the U.S. President's desk. It has gathered dust there while behind a shield of secrecy the Administration continues complacently to drift, dreaming of tax reductions and balanced budgets. In this harsh light, the U.S. Congress should be recalled this autumn to consider and enact a major civil defense program.


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