Originally Posted by burmafrd
actually the russians did their own tests in the 50's with a lot more troops then we did; they had a lot more proven data then we did. So that story is probably false.
And in the US other groups were continually OVER estimating the damage that a nuclear war could do. So it probably evened out
Department of Energy was notorious for covering up nuclear info with soothing platitudes.
Not familiar with the Russian testing history, so that may indeed be the case. I know some parts of Kazakistan are still pretty nasty though.
I was not surprised that when the US swore off Neutron bombs, they essentially kept the parts seperate, so that they could be combined for needed use in very short order. Eventually, when they became nearly useless for their original purposes, they got effectively scrapped.
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