The plan envisioned a nuclear attack on the Soviet Union with 20 to 30 atomic bombs. It earmarked 20 Soviet cities for obliteration in a first strike: Moscow, Gorki, Kuybyshev, Sverdlovsk, Novosibirsk, Omsk, Saratov, Kazan, Leningrad, Baku, Tashkent, Chelyabinsk, Nizhny Tagil, Magnitogorsk, Molotov, Tbilisi, Stalinsk, Grozny, Irkutsk, and Yaroslavl. However this plan was actually a disinformation ploy; it was only in 1946 the United States could even boast nine atomic bombs in its inventory, along with twenty-seven B-29s capable at any one time of delivering them. Plan Totality was part of Truman's 'giant atomic bluff' aimed primarily (and unsuccessfully[a]) at the Soviet Union.
- Operation Dropshot
- Operation Unthinkable
- Truman Doctrine
- 509th Composite Group
- Fat Man (Post-war development)
- Little Boy (Post-war development)
- Mark 4 nuclear bomb
- SAC (Establishment and Transfer to USAF)
- Michio Kaku and Daniel Axelrod, "To Win a Nuclear War: The Pentagon's Secret War Plans", Boston, South End Press, 1987, pp. 30-31.
- Rosenberg, David A (June 1979). "American Atomic Strategy and the Hydrogen Bomb Decision". The Journal of American History (66.1): 62–87.
- Thanks to highly placed Soviet agents within both the Manhattan Project and the U.S. Government itself.
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