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eBook Vanguard of American Atomic Deterrence: The Sandia Pioneers, 1946-1949 ePub

by Paul H. Carew,James L. Abrahamson

  • ISBN: 0275978192
  • Category: Military
  • Subcategory: History
  • Author: Paul H. Carew,James L. Abrahamson
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Praeger (November 5, 2002)
  • Pages: 208
  • ePub book: 1742 kb
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JAMES L. ABRAHAMSON is Adjunct Professor at the American Military University. PAUL H. CAREW is a retired Defense Department executive who served 38 years with the department.

JAMES L. Hardcover: 208 pages. Publisher: Praeger (November 5, 2002).

Although the wartime atomic scientists believed such tasks lay beyond the ken of military personnel, the Sandia Pioneers soon maintained even the bombs' fissionable cores and assisted the Atomic Energy Commission scientists and technicians in their pursuit of improved bomb designs. The secret history of the young officers who replaced the scientists that had assembled the first atomic bombs, proving that the military was capable of building and maintaining the atomic stockpile, is told here.

By James L. Abrahamson and Paul H. Carew. Westport, Connecticut: Praeger, 2002. A drawback of the book is that it is too expensive to gain the readership it deserves

By James L. There are scores of books about the Manhattan Project and the birth of the atomic bomb. A drawback of the book is that it is too expensive to gain the readership it deserves. The first five chapters describe the challenges that the Pioneers faced and how they went about overcoming them. We are introduced to many individual Pioneers and follow them as they learn their new skills. Abrahamson and Carew are hardly strangers to writing history. to replace the scientists who had assembled the early and highly complex atomic bombs. The author of several books, including American Arms for a New Century, Abrahamson is a retired Army colonel and former chief of American History at the .

From 1942 to 1946, it was under the direction of Major General Leslie R. Groves, J. of the US Army Corps of Engineers. Abrahamson, James . Carew, Paul H. (2002). Vanguard of American Atomic Deterrence.

Vanguard of American Atomic Deterrence: The Sandia Pioneers, 1946-1949. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2002. Ackland, Len. Making a Real Killing: Rocky Flats and the Nuclear West. The Long Shadow: Nuclear Weapons and Security in 21st Century Asia. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2008. Albright, Joseph and Marcia Kunstel. Bombshell: The Secret Story of America’s Unknown Atomic Spy Conspiracy. New York: Times Books, 1997. Aldridge, Robert C. The Counterforce Syndrome: A Guide to . Nuclear Weapons and Strategic Doctrine. Washington, DC: Transnational Institute, 1978. First Strike!

James L. Abrahamson, Paul H. Possessed of a very special skill, the Pioneers also contributed to the construction and assembly facilities aboard aircraft carriers and at airbases in the United States and England. With the AEC lacking enough technicians to conduct the 1948 atomic tests at Eniwetok, Groves sent many of the Pioneers to assist scientists testing improvements in the design of bombs' fissionable cores.

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In August of 1946, General Leslie Groves, Chief of the Manhattan Project, ordered 60 young officers to Sandia, New Mexico. In a project so wrapped in secrecy that few know of it even a half-century later, Groves charged them to learn how to assemble the early and highly complex atomic bombs. With that goal accomplished, they established a school to train additional assembly teams and the weaponeers and bomb commanders needed for the services' atomic-capable aircraft. Although the wartime atomic scientists believed such tasks lay beyond the ken of military personnel, the Sandia Pioneers soon maintained even the bombs' fissionable cores and assisted the Atomic Energy Commission scientists and technicians in their pursuit of improved bomb designs. The secret history of the young officers who replaced the scientists that had assembled the first atomic bombs, proving that the military was capable of building and maintaining the atomic stockpile, is told here.

Possessed of a very special skill, the Pioneers also contributed to the construction and assembly facilities aboard aircraft carriers and at airbases in the United States and England. With the AEC lacking enough technicians to conduct the 1948 atomic tests at Eniwetok, Groves sent many of the Pioneers to assist scientists testing improvements in the design of bombs' fissionable cores. Those tests demonstrated that the new designs increased the bombs' yield while making better use of scarce plutonium, thereby permitting a dramatic increase in the size of the atomic stockpile.