Another quarter of a million military personnel took part in exercises in the Pacific and Nevada test sites, to see their ability to engage the enemy on an atomic battlefield (Schwartz 5).
In a fusion nuclear device such as a hydrogen bomb, lightweight nuclei are forced to fuse at very high temperatures into heavier nuclei, releasing energy and a neutron.
In order to squeeze the two nuclei together, an atomic fission bomb is usually used.
In its attempts to harness the power of the atom, mankind has itself in the possession of weapons with unbelievable, destructive power.
Nations now have the ability to destroy entire cities from hundreds of miles away, in only minutes. Nuclear weapons cost the citizens of the United States billions of dollars in taxes each year, the testing and maintenance of these weapons pose serious health risks, and the actual need for these weapons is not and has not been around for years.