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War and Peace in the Nuclear Age; Kunsan Air Force Base

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Footage of jet planes landing and taking off at Kunsan Air Force Base, South Korea. Shots of military activity on the Air Force base.

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War and Peace in the Nuclear Age

Kunsan Air Force Base

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The first atomic explosion in the New Mexico desert on July 16, 1945, changed the world forever. This series chronicles these changes and the history of a new era. It traces the development of nuclear weapons, the evolution of nuclear strategy, and the politics of a world with the power to destroy itself.

In thirteen one-hour programs that combine historic footage and recent interviews with key American, Soviet, and European participants, the nuclear age unfolds: the origin and evolution of nuclear weapons; the people of the past who have shaped the events of the present; the ideas and issues that political leaders, scientists, and the public at large must confront, and the prospects for the future. Nuclear Age highlights the profound changes in contemporary thinking imposed by the advent of nuclear weapons. Series release date: 1/1989



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Military weapons
United States. Air Force
South Korea
United States
South Korea
War and Conflict
Global Affairs
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WGBH Educational Foundation
Chicago: “War and Peace in the Nuclear Age; Kunsan Air Force Base,” 06/13/1986, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 22, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_55C164853CC04A44B907E6CAF5E98AFE.
MLA: “War and Peace in the Nuclear Age; Kunsan Air Force Base.” 06/13/1986. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 22, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_55C164853CC04A44B907E6CAF5E98AFE>.
APA: War and Peace in the Nuclear Age; Kunsan Air Force Base. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_55C164853CC04A44B907E6CAF5E98AFE
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