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primary challenges of constructing an atomic bomb?
: is it possible - through fission
: have resources and infrastructure - uranium, plutonium, 150, 000 people in los alamos, NM
: small enough to be delivered - 4 tons, B29 bomber
: raw materials to mass produce - yes
what people primarily involved?
German jews who escaped the holocaust
behind the scenes story
hilter wanted heavy water in germany
ferry over norwegian sea in boat
norwegians sink boat, 14 die
discuss progress of nuclear weapons
transport through submarine, Airplanes, ICBM, tactical/battlefield
how did the world become more dangerous after soviet russia fell?
break up caused many small, unstable countries to form
we have less control of the weapons, more difficult to negotiate
dealing with multiple parties, issues,
could be sold/stolen by terrorists, no return address
right thing to do is destroy ours, put all the money we use to maintain the weapons to instead make sure no one has any.
only good for destroying humanity
master spy for soviet union
brought world to brink of nuclear disaster by giving russia u.s. secrets
brought world away from brink by working out cuban missile crisis