1950 to 1959: The Two Superpowers

1950 to 1959: The Two Superpowers

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Newspaper with headline "Truman says Russia set of Atom blast"

March 10, 1950

After seeking advice from the Special Committee of the NSC, Truman approves the Joint Chiefs of Staff's request to develop hydrogen bombs. Construction of the reactors for producing tritium thought to be necessary for thermonuclear fuel commenced soon after.

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