Story summary.A future where many dome cities exist under the oceans. Mostly mining towns - mining the ocean bottoms. Now there is a deadly dispute brewing between America & South Africa - a rich mineral source lies in the territory common to domes of both, & both want the other party out.
When war breaks out, there is no hope for inhabitants of the domes. These are very vulnerable places; they might inflict some damage to an attacker, but they themselves will anyway be destroyed.
One determined supervisor of a dome has a survival plan...
Fact sheet.First published: Astounding, March 1958.
Download full text as part of the scans of Astounding (British Edition), June 1958 where it was reprinted.
Among the stories from Astounding/Analog issues edited by John Campbell.