1945 Aug 17

1945 Aug 17

J. Robert Oppenheimer warns Secretary of War Henry Stimson that:

Atomic weapons would improve qualitatively and quantitatively over coming years.
Adequate defenses against nuclear weapons would not be developed.
The US would not retain hegemony over nuclear weapons.
Wars could not be prevented even if better nuclear weapons were developed.

 

Date Range: 
1945CE Aug 17th