To the Editors:

Just a note in recognition of my own error on one point [in reply to Paul Jacobs’s “The Cabinet of Dr. DOD,” Letters, NYR, April 20]. Operation Red Wing was the last of the hydrogen bomb tests. The other nuclear tests—small peanuts in comparison with Red Wing—did occur. I knew many people involved in preparing for it and the tremendous effect that it had on everyone. Psychologically, Operation Red Wing caused the recognition by all that a ban on above-ground testing had to occur eventually. I carried that wish into a reality in making my error.

Robert M. Bartlow

Chicago, Illinois

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May 18, 1972