26 March 1954: US astounded at magnitude of Bikini Atoll explosion
New York, March 25
President Eisenhower was characteristically prudent yesterday in answering a newsman’s question about the radioactive burns of the 23 Japanese fishermen. But his remarks that the Bikini test “surpassed the expectations” of the Atomic Energy Commission is the first official acknowledgment that American defence policy is in for a revolutionary turn.
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