The long silence of the atomic veterans

They were human guinea pigs in early nuclear weapons tests, and they were sworn to secrecy as long ago as the 1950s. There aren’t many of them left. But they are talking…

They were threatened with treason charges, $10,000 fines, and ten-year prison sentences if they ever spoke out. Most went to their graves not having told a soul.

And the worst part is, the perpetrators of this crime against humanity have gone absolutely unpunished. It is the veterans of the tests who have borne all the punishment for over half a century now. And for what? All the cancer, all the genetic anomalies, have gone medically unstudied. All so the army could have its nuclear toys.

Shameful.

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