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The Consequences of Action

  • N. Metropolis
  • Gian-Carlo Rota
  • David Sharp
  • J. Robert Oppenheimer

Abstract

[...] in the recent past much has changed. Our troops are at war in Korea. We are in a state of emergency, and are mobilizing. Many of the views of the American people have sharpened and altered. Errors that were prevalent six months ago are obvious as errors today. There is a deep anxiety about war, about the prevention and limitation of war, and about the defeat of our enemies should war break out. I thus thought it only right that I should address myself largely, though not exclusively, to the role of the atom in military matters, to the public aspects of this question, of which obviously not all aspects can be or are public. [...] This is a field in which there are many handouts and many classified lies, in which the wholesome give and take of question and answer are much needed. Where I can, I shall try to respond to these questions of concern and curiosity.

Keywords

Atomic Energy Atomic Weapon Military Power Open World Military Experience 
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© Birkhäuser Boston 1984

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  • N. Metropolis
  • Gian-Carlo Rota
  • David Sharp
  • J. Robert Oppenheimer

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