More Stuff What I Wrote Elsewhere Posted by jfleck on 3 February 2004, 8:18 am My book review of 100 Suns. That’s the “Mike” shot, the first hydrogen bomb – arguably a very important moment in history.
the history of US nuclear testing contradicts colin powell’s one-time remarks that the US asks nothing of places it “liberates” other than a small plot to bury the dead.
seems on occasion the US will also vaporize parts of these liberated places.
It is somewhat misleading to call “Mike” a bomb. It was actually a small cluster of buildings. Would have taken a barge to delever it to the enemy.