Take Two for January 16, 2013

Historian Ward Wilson debunks nuclear bomb myths in new book

"Baker Day" Blast at Bikini Island

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An atomic cloud rises July 25, 1946 during the 'Baker Day' blast at Bikini Island in the Pacific.

Did the nuclear bomb really cause Japan to surrender? Is it an effective military weapon? And has nuclear deterrence actually prevented war?

Nuclear historian Ward Wilson explodes some misconceptions about the bomb in a new book called "Five Myths About Nuclear Weapons."


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