Cover: On the Risk of an Accidental or Unauthorized Nuclear Detonation

On the Risk of an Accidental or Unauthorized Nuclear Detonation

Published 1958

by Fred Charles Ikle, Gerald J. Aronson, Albert Madansky

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This "Abridged" version of RM-2251, which addresses the subject of the risk of accidental or unauthorized nuclear detonation, was first published in 1958. The portions that were not eligible for declassification were excised.

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