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Nuclear Warfare

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  • Command and Controlby Eric Schlosser

    Penguin Publishing Group 2013; US$ 18.00

    The New Yorker ?Excellent... hair-raising ... Command and Control is how nonfiction should be written.? (Louis Menand) Famed investigative journalist Eric Schlosser digs deep to uncover secrets about the management of America?s nuclear arsenal. A ground-breaking account of accidents, near-misses, extraordinary heroism, and technological breakthroughs,... more...

  • Characterizing the North Korean Nuclear Missile Threatby Markus Schiller

    RAND Corporation 2012; US$ 9.95

    The security community generally believes that North Korea has a relatively sophisticated guided ballistic missile program. This report questions this view and seeks to better characterize the North Korean missile threat. The author compares the available data on the North Korean missile program against five hypotheses about the program's origins,... more...

  • Containing Iranby Robert J. Reardon

    RAND Corporation 2012; US$ 9.95

    Iran's nuclear program is one of this century's principal foreign policy challenges. Despite U.S., Israeli, and allied efforts, Iran has an extensive enrichment program and likely has the technical capacity to produce at least one nuclear bomb if it so chose. This study assesses U.S. policy options, identifies a way forward, and considers how the... more...

  • A Global History of the Nuclear Arms Raceby Richard Burns; Joseph Siracusa

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 131.00

    Written by two preeminent authors in the field, this book provides an accessible global narrative of the nuclear arms race since 1945 that focuses on the roles of key scientists, military chiefs, and political leaders. more...

  • The Wizards of Armageddonby Fred Kaplan; Martin Sherwin

    Stanford University Press 1991; US$ 30.95

    This is the untold story of the small group of men who have devised the plans and shaped the policies on how to use the Bomb. The book (first published in 1983) explores the secret world of these strategists of the nuclear age and brings to light a chapter in American political and military history never before revealed. more...

  • In the Shadow of the Bomb: Oppenheimer, Bethe, and the Moral Responsibility of the Scientistby Silvan S. Schweber

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    In the Shadow of the Bomb narrates how two charismatic, exceptionally talented physicists--J. Robert Oppenheimer and Hans A. Bethe--came to terms with the nuclear weapons they helped to create. In 1945, the United States dropped the bomb, and physicists were forced to contemplate disquieting questions about their roles and responsibilities. When... more...

  • India's Doctrine Puzzleby Ali Ahmed

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 110.00

    The balance of power in South Asia is tenuous. Neighbouring states with nuclear arsenal pose a serious threat in times of conflict and the danger of escalation into a nuclear holocaust in South are ever-present. This book locates the change in India?s war doctrine at the turn of the century, following the Kargil War in 1999 between India and... more...

  • Die Bombe als Optionby Tilmann Hanel

    Klartext Verlag 2015; US$ 21.92

    Welche Akteure forcierten in der Bundesrepublik zur Adenauerzeit den Einstieg in die Atomkraftnutzung? Welche Motive standen hinter ihren Bemühungen? Und inwiefern zeitigen die damaligen Vorgänge auch heute noch Auswirkungen? more...

  • Shockwaveby Stephen Walker

    HarperCollins US 2005; US$ 11.99

    At 31,000 feet above Japan, Tom Ferebee sits hunched over his bombsight. Below him lies the primary target of an operation called "Special Mission Number 13" by the few military personnel aware of its existence -- Hiroshima, a city of over 300,000. He waits until the aiming point is directly below the crosshairs and releases his cargo -- a five-ton... more...

  • At the Nuclear Precipiceby Richard Falk; David Krieger

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 38.00

    This book examines the intersections between international law and national policies, and nuclear proliferation and disarmament, offering a way out if policy makers of leading countries can summon the vision and political will to move away from the nuclear precipice and ensure humanity's future.  more...