Crossing the Rubicon: A Missed Opportunity to Stop the H-Bomb?

  title={Crossing the Rubicon: A Missed Opportunity to Stop the H-Bomb?},
  author={Barton J. Bernstein},
  journal={International Security},
  pages={132 - 160}
  • B. Bernstein
  • Published 23 January 1989
  • Physics
  • International Security
That first thermonuclear] test ended the possibility of the only type of agreement that 1 thought was possible with Russia . . . an agreement to make no more tests. [It] would have been self-policing. . . . 1 still think that we made a grave error in conducting that test at that time. . . . Those who pushed that thing . . . without making that attempt have a great deal to answer for.’ -Vannevar Bush, April 1954 
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