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This paper has a three-fold purpose. First, it is intended to fulfill the final requirement for the Master of Arts degree in economics at the University of New Mexico. Second, the research involved in the writing of the paper had enabled the writer to learn more about one phase of a program vital to the defense of the nation, a program with which he has been associated both as a member of the United States Air Force stationed at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, and as an employee of the Atomic Energy Commission at Sandia Base. The third and final purpose for the report is the continuing importance of the state of New Mexico in the whole atomic energy program of the United States. The development of the atomic bomb, the testing of the first bomb, and the adaptation of the aircraft to carry the bomb, all took place in the state. Now New Mexico supplies much of the raw material needed for additional uses of atomic energy.

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Department of Economics

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Juhan S. Duncan

Second Committee Member

Robert A. Robston

Third Committee Member

David Hamilton



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