A Blog by the Editor of The Middle East Journal

Putting Middle Eastern Events in Cultural and Historical Context

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Whatever You Think of the Iran Deal, Why are so Few Mentioning that Today was the 70th Anniversary of the Trinity Test?

Seventy years ago today, on the appropriately named Jornada del Muerto of New Mexico, the world's first nuclear explosion, codenamed Trinity, burst, in Robert Oppenheimer;s words, "brighter than a thousand suns." As we still wrestle with putting that genie back into its bottle, it seems worthwhile noting the anniversary.

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