Honing the Nuclear Sword The Air Force and LANL Keeping Each Other Sharp

The end of the Cold War, in 1991, brought much relief to a world economically and psychologically exhausted from more than four decades of nuclear tensions and proxy wars between the United States and the Soviet Union.

Above: Director Charles McMillan and Colonel Paul W. Tibbets IV, commander of the AFIA exchange “challenge” coins representing their organizations. (Photo: LANL)

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