A Fusion Bomb over Andaluca: U.S. Information Policy and the 1966 Palomares Incident

@article{Stiles2005AFB,
  title={A Fusion Bomb over Andaluca: U.S. Information Policy and the 1966 Palomares Incident},
  author={David Stiles},
  journal={Journal of Cold War Studies},
  year={2005},
  volume={8},
  pages={49-67}
}
  • D. Stiles
  • Published 13 March 2006
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Cold War Studies
The fiery mid-air collision of two U.S. Air Force planes in January 1966 caused a payload of hydrogen bombs to fall on the countryside near the village of Palomares in the southern Spanish region of Andaluca. Although no nuclear explosions resulted, the incident scattered small amounts of radioactive material. A more serious problem, however, was the loss of one of the hydrogen bombs in the nearby waters of the Mediterranean Sea. During the prolonged period in which U.S.military teams worked to… 
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