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a nuclear weapon in which enormous energy is released by nuclear fission (splitting the nuclei of a heavy element like uranium 235 or plutonium 239)

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A life-long student of Truman, Miscamble expertly demonstrates how the president and his aides saw the 1945 realities, why the use of A-bombs appeared as the best alternative, and, in fact, why other alternatives were not considered.
The history of the atomic bombs will always be shrouded in mystery, and the question of whether the A-bomb was a necessity from a military perspective will always be debated.
Robert Oppenheimer, the father of the A-bomb, Rice said that the scientists who worked on the nuke were told that it would not be dropped on a city; it would be detonated over the Pacific.
J Robert Oppenheimer, the physicist who played a central role in developing the A-bomb, famously quoted from Hindu scripture after the first test:"Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.
If HEU were widely available, abolishing nuclear weapons would not be feasible, because anyone with HEU can build A-bombs so easily.
Scientists insist that they already know most key facts about 10,000-ton iron and stone meteorite - now named Chebarkul, after a city nearest to where the largest fragments landed - that exploded over the Urals city of Chelyabinsk a week ago in a dazzling fireball that released 500 kilotons, the power of 30 Hiroshima A-bombs, about 15 miles above the city.
Gone are the days never to return when the enemies could threaten the DPRK with A-bombs," it said.
The idea that the A-bombs were morally unjustifiable just never entered our minds, even as we pondered the future.
The 3d PRS identified targets, notably in Japan, including the unfortunate cities on which the A-bombs were dropped.
That made me happy, and I didn't want Stalin' s A-bombs to wreck our time together.
But it was nearly 1968," said Ritchie in an interview in 2001, "and somehow making A-bombs for the gover nment didn't seem in tune with the times.
The Iranian people will use the full potential to fight against A-bombs," Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's letter addressed to the participants of the Tehran nuclear conference says.
He says he is proud that many Americans view the A-bombs as barbarism.
But not striking will leave the Iranians free to build A-bombs that they may use against Israel.
Despite the horrors of Nagasaki and Hiroshima, servicemen were ordered to stand within range of fallout from A-bombs.