America’s Atomic Army of the 1950’s and the Pentomic Division

Throughout the twentieth century, the Army was in a state of constant transformation and reform driven by changing missions and technological advances. The development of nuclear weapons at the end of World War II resulted in it becoming virtually irrelevant in the 1950s. General of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower, running for President in 1952, promised to end the Korean War, which had devolved into a bloody stalemate.

8460th Special Weapons Group

By early 1946, with a hasty demobilization decimating the armed forces, MG Leslie Groves looked to the atomic bomb to counter Soviet expansion. He consequently took steps to preserve both […]