NUCLEAR DETERRENCE IN THE COLD WAR. Topics #19-22. Nuclear Origins: Einstein’s letter to FDR. Nuclear Origins (cont.). Manhattan Project: $$$ to scientists, based on the expectation (or fear) that Germany was also developing A-bomb. Apparently Germany’s nuclear program never got very far.
the SU were to launch a nuclear attack against the US,
Clearly the preceding either/or distinctions among different nuclear capabilities are never so clear in practice.
“Bill” is William Kaufman; the text is from his recent obituary in PS: Politics and Political Science
respond with controlled and limited (rather than all-out or “massive”) nuclear retaliation,