Saturday, July 2, 2016
WEAPONS OF ULTIMATE DESTRUCTION
Obituary New York Times, June 30, 2016: Simon Ramo, Developed ICBMs
A summary of the life of a very intelligent man who turned that intelligence into the creation of Weapons of Ultimate Destruction.
Pres. Eisenhower called him to ask "if he could build an intercontinental ballistic missile, capable of striking the Soviet Union in less than an hour, and if he could do it before the Russians built the same."
The President also asked that he "Keep it a secret. Let's not tell Congress."
The thread of governmental, in this case Executive Branch, "secrecy" runs through much of the history of Nuclear Weapons development, storage and deployment - by the U.S. government and the governments of other Nuclear Nations to keep their citizens in a dangerous darkness.
Pay attention. An "informed citizenry" (Thomas Jefferson) is a necessity for our survival. The Nuclear Weapons "modernization" program is gearing up. We need to stop it before it gets started. Our lives and the future of humanity are at stake.
ABOLITION IN OUR TIME
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