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16 Jul 1945

First nuclear device detonated.

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6 Aug 1945

Little Boy was dropped on Hiroshima

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9 Aug 1945

Fat Man was dropped on Nagasaki

4

Air corridors, protected by treaty, remain open in Berlin leading to the highly successful

Berlin Airlift

5

Year Soviets conduct their first nuclear test

1949

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Year of Cuban Missile Crisis

1962

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Year SAC was created

1946

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Mission of SAC

Guardianship and control of all nuclear-capable bombers and ICBMs

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Who controlled the majority of nuclear assets from 1946-1992?

SAC

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Motto of SAC

Peace is our mission

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SAC and TAC combined to create

Air Combat Command (ACC)

12

Einstein sending a letter to the President, Manhattan Project, Little Boy, and Fat Man are examples of?

Pre-Cold War history of nuclear weapons

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Soviets ended the US nuclear monopoly in?

1949

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The 13 day strategic chess match between the US and the Soviet Union resulted in?

The Cuban Missile Crisis

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The stand-up of Air Combat Command signaled?

The end of the Cold War