chapter  9
22 Pages

The US-UK special relationship: The Nuclear Dimension

WithJOHN SIMPSON

At 08.15.11hrs on Monday, 6 August 1945, the global politico-military world changed irrevocably. The Little Boy atomic bomb, dropped on Hiroshima, infl icted mass destruction on a city through a single nuclear device in a split second, thus demonstrating that it was qualitatively different from anything that had gone before. For the next half-century the existence of such devices dominated global political and military affairs.