The Army's Nuclear Power Program: The Evolution of a Support Agency

Synopsis

The role of the military in the development of atomic energy is examined in this study if the U.S. Army's nuclear power program. Beginning with the Army's proposals to produce nuclear power plants for remote bases, Suid traces the complete history of this program. The initial struggles with the Atomic Energy Commission are fully detailed, as are the formal organization of the program, the building of a prototype nuclear plant, and the program's subsequent development and eventual decline. A list of suggested readings and a comprehensive index complete the volume.