John F. Kennedy announces resumption of U.S. nuclear weapons testing during a speech in Washington DC.
Washington DC USA Date:1962, March 2 Duration:8 min 26 sec Sound:Yes
United States President John Fitzgerald Kennedy delivers a speech in Washington DC.on the subject of Nuclear Deterrence. President Kennedy seated on a podium and delivers his speech. He speaks into the microphone. A flag of United States on the stage. He talks about the nuclear weapons. Kennedy emphasizes on maintaining the quality and quantity of nuclear weapons so that America can survive nuclear attacks and have a credible deterrent.. He notes that there had been an agreed upon moratorium on Nuclear weapons testing. But, that the Soviet Union, abandoned that moratorium on September 1st, last year, when it commenced a series of nuclear weapons tests, many in the atmosphere. Accordingly, the President announced that he had first ordered the resumption of U.S. nuclear testing, limited to underground tests. Today, however, he was authorizing the Atomic Energy Commission and Department of Defense to resume U.S. nuclear weapons testing as they deemed necessary under present circumstances, with due regard to issues of radioactive fallout and impacts on other nations..
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