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The History Of Nuclear Warfare And The Future Of Nuclear Energy

The first atomic strike in 1945 changed the world forever.

I currently have the privilege of writing the Hoover Institution's new Centennial Secrets Channel in honor of the Institution's 100 year anniversary. Here's an excerpt from one of my articles:

On August 6, 1945, the world changed forever when the first atomic bomb hit Hiroshima, Japan, killing thousands of people instantly. Three days later, a second atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki, decisively ending Japan’s involvement in World War II. Thousands of people died from radiation poisoning within a year. Since that earth-shattering day, the world has grappled with a controversial technology that not only poses strategic risks in its ability to wipe out humanity but also provides a potential solution to problems of sustainable energy.

Read the full article on hoover.org.

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