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Historian Ward Wilson debunks nuclear bomb myths in new book

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

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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