by Max Barry

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Region: The Coalition of Democratic Nations

Various Cerman News Outlets - July 31st, 1950

President Callahan Addresses ATCO with a Doctrine of 'Atoms for Peace'

"I feel impelled to speak today in a language that in a sense is new one which I, who have spent so much of my life in the military profession, would have preferred never to use. That new language is the language of atomic warfare."

This was the introduction of President Callahan upon speaking at the ATCO Assembly Building in New York, speaking just days after the Cerman Air Force conducted a successful test of an atom bomb in the Gray Missile Range in North Texas. The third atomic test carried out by the Armed Republic. Callahan reaffirmed institutional public speakers and panel opinions on the future impact of atomic technology, stating ambitions for the expansion of atomics into industry and energy sectors. He asked for there to be 'a complete overhaul to our understanding of geo-politics in and out of ATCO.' requesting there to be the creation of a joint commission between ATCO members to establish industrial and economical regulations.

Callahan publicly reported on the active construction of weapons and weapon delivery platforms: "I do not wish to keep secrets from friends, nor hold two-faced motivations with allies. It is the aim to begin the development of atomic weapons to achieve conventional status within our armed services. In the Armed Republic, the Army, the Navy, the Air Force, and other military branches are to be capable of putting this weapon to military use within the decade."
President Callahan would continue to state the creation of atomic weapons would completely change the nature of future warfare. He stressed the free exchange of scientific and technological information as 'critical' to creating the basis for peaceful cooperation between nations, and reflected on the "hopes and the dangers" of this Atomic Age.