According to the Badash reading , why did the United States construct the hydrogen bomb and how did it change American strategy?

  1. According to the Badash reading, why did the United States construct the hydrogen bomb and how did it change American strategy? You do not need to summarize the reading, just include a few examples.
  2. According to the Badash reading, how did thermonuclear bombs influence geopolitics and what roles did scientists and the public play? Again, you do not need to summarize, just include examples to demonstrate familiarity with the reading.
  3. Using material from the primary documents, how did the environment factor into the debate over arms control? What did President Eisenhower and Soviet leaders think about the possible defenses against thermonuclear attacks and the quality of life afterward? How did the authors think geopolitics needed to change?
  4. What did you find most interesting about this week’s reading?