Leslie Groves

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Leslie Groves was a U.S. Army general who built the Pentagon building, then directed the Manhattan Project that built the atomic bomb during World War II.

Groves hired J. Robert Oppenheimer as scientific manager under Groves' supervision. Later, Groves testified for Oppenheimer in opposition to revocation of his security clearance by Congress. Congress revoked Oppenheimer's security clearance anyway.

Further reading

  • Leslie R. Groves. Now It Can Be Told: The Story Of The Manhattan Project (1962) excerpt and text search, his memoir
  • Robert S. Norris. Racing for the Bomb: General Leslie R. Groves, the Manhattan Project's Indispensable Man (2003) excerpt and text search