The Astonishing Growth of Nuclear Weapons in the 1950s

From:Atomic Age Declassified: Born with the Bomb

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In the 1950s, the U.S. nuclear arsenal expanded at an astonishing rate: from 50 weapons at the start of the decade to 12,000 by the end. This rapid growth hinted at the dark realities of the global nuclear arms race.