Hamblin 6

about the missile race of the early 1960s: "This wave of technological enthusiasm was darker, because instead of coming on the tide of a war victory, it came as a foreboding new competition."
wildcat ideas: we better do some research just in case it works

North America if all Earth's ice melted
North America if all the earth's ice melteda 1958 report on the topic ranked weather modifications as of more military importance than hydrogen bombs or satellites

1960 NATO study of the future of war

Bering strait

Philosophical issue: were humans to the point of being able to equal the forces of nature