Nuclear Blackout of Tactical Communications; Nuclear Notes Number 4

Fort Bliss, TX: U.S. Army Nuclear Agency, 1976. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. Format is approximately 8 inches by 10.5 inches. 28 pages. Wraps. Illustrations. Charts. Tables. Creased. Part of a series of information papers on topics associated with nuclear weapons, principally designed for use by Tradoc School instructors and major command staff officers. Dr. John A. "Jack" Berberet was a nuclear physicist. He earned his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Washington in 1951. During World War II he worked as a scientist and helped development the proximity fuse for artillery shells. He began his post-war career at the Hanford Nuclear Site and then joined GE Tempo in Santa Barbara, where he was an early expert on Chinese nuclear development. He accurately predicted when China would develop its first nuclear weapon. He held a number of positions during his scientific career, including working for the Army at Fort Belvoir, and Fort Bliss. Since Dr. Berberet's authorship was acknowledged on page 3, this is one of the rarest of his scientific/technical publications. The series of papers, "Nuclear Notes," prepared by the US Army Nuclear Agency was intended to clarify and explain various aspects of nuclear weapons phenomenology and usage. These papers are prepared in as non-technical fashion as the subject matter permits. They are oriented toward an audience assumed to be responsible for teaching or in some way evaluating the actions and techniques of employing nuclear weapons in a conflict situation. Condition: Good.

Keywords: Nuclear Weapons, Civil Defense, Tactical Blackout, Nuclear Blackout, Nuclear Burst, Weapon Effects, Nuclear Effects, EMP, Electromagnetic Pulse, Burst Perturbed Regions, Fireball Characteristics, Low Yield, Near Surface, Dust Clout, High Altitude, Re

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