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        Nuclear Arms Race | The Bomb

        Learn how the nuclear arms race between the US and Soviet Union grew out of control in this clip from �The Bomb.� With the power of the hydrogen bomb, president Eisenhower realized a nuclear attack is not survivable � the only way to protect America was to prevent an attack in the first place: a policy called deterrence. The US Air Force was ready to meet any hostile move with a massive nuclear strike designed to eliminate the Soviet Union as a nation. The military services and weapons designers kept building more nuclear weapons to the point that the stockpile exceed more than would ever be needed.


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