I was reading some of this book this afternoon… After dropping the atomic bombs on Japan, the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy was set up by Congress. [There was already an Atomic Energy Commission.] These bodies oversaw such things as further development of atomic weapons and the development of atomic energy. The bulk of the uranium at the time was coming out of the Belgian Congo, where, frankly, it should have stayed. The development of atomic, later nuclear, energy was a big mistake from the start. The fission involved is too dangerous, period. What’s more, there are tremendously long, half-life isotopes from breached nuclear reactors. Read: Chernobyl; Fukushima… It’s way too dangerous a form of energy. And our mad rush to stockpile as many nuclear bombs, missiles, et. Al, helped set off a world wide nuclear arms race. Calmer, more spiritually centered, heads should have prevailed at the start of all this. But they didn’t.