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September 1953
New Republic;9/21/53, Vol. 129 Issue 8, p12
The article presents an interview with Governor Val Peterson of Nebraska, Federal Civil Defense Administrator. The interview was taken by Ralph Lapp,guest editor of the September issue of the "Bulletin of Atomic Scientists," and former . It is published in full in the Bulletin. Ralph said "We believe that the/Russians have the necessary airplanes and enough atomic bombs to make a very effective attack upon the U.S. right now." "It is our feeling that the first attack could very easily be a sneak type of attack in tremendous force, and that it could occur within one 24-hour period, and that probably, the Russians wouldn't be able to sustain another one that big for some time," he said.


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