Dr. Ed "Johnny H-bomb" Teller has died at age 95. I've seen a number of interviews with Teller where he justifies not only
the original research to build nuclear weapons ("we were in a race with the
Nazis"), but also continuing research to create the even more devistating
hydrogen bomb (as a deterent to a first strike and for the pure research
value). In later years, he supported Reagan's SDI "star wars" plan to
militarize space. Dr. Strangelove was remarkably similar to Teller. For
better and for worse, Teller's influence on history is pronounced.