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Oppenheimer, Teller, and nuclear testing
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Editor's note: John Waelti's series on the American Atomic Veterans continues with today's column.He had served his country, leading the scientists at Los Alamos to design and deliver the atomic bomb. But he was deeply troubled by the human suffering these destructive weapons had caused. J. Robert ppenheimer became a leading voice for arms control and opposed development of the more powerful hydrogen bomb.By the mid-1950s, the Eisenhower Administration, including Lewis Strauss who chaired the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC), Air Force generals, and powerful U.S.