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The atom bomb—here tested on Bikini Island, 1946

The atom bomb—here tested on Bikini Island, 1946 —was an ever-looming Cold War threat, fueling the arms race between the United States and the Soviet Union.

National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.

The atom bomb—here tested on Bikini Island, 1946

The atom bomb—here tested on Bikini Island, 1946 —was an ever-looming Cold War threat, fueling the arms race between the United States and the Soviet Union.

National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.