Examining Our Love/Hate Relationship to Nuclear Weapons

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Trinity was the code name of the first detonation of a nuclear device, conducted by the United States Army on July 16, 1945 as a result of the Manhattan Project, in the Jornada del Muerto desert, NM.

Dan Zak, a reporter for The Washington Post, examines America’s love-hate relationship to nuclear weapons, from the development of atomic power during World War II, to the 70th anniversary of Hiroshima in his book, Almighty: Courage, Resistance and Existential Peril in the Nuclear Age. He also looks at current security problems that plague the American nuclear program, and threats from abroad.