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Nuclear Warfare

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  • 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 Race: Weapons, Strategy, and Politics [2 volumes]by 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 Bombby 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...

  • 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...

  • Nuclear Dawnby James Delgado

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 12.95

    When President Obama and others say they want to end America's dependence on foreign oil, the vision is usually presented in terms of "a new Manhattan Project." So what really was the Manhattan Project? According to James Delgado, at the start of the project in 1942, the element plutonium only existed in microscopic quantities. By June 16, 1945, the... more...

  • Bravo Superbomb Disasterby Frank Zagone

    Hillcrest Media Group, Inc. 2012; US$ 5.95

    Assigned as a draftee to a hydrogen-bomb test operation in the Marshall Islands, Frank Zagone gives his account of the March 1, 1954 detonation of BRAVO, a 15 megaton superbomb, the most powerful and radiologically “dirty” nuclear blast in U.S. history (equivalent to 1000 Hiroshima bombs). He writes about a scientific miscalculation in the... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Atomic Espionageby Glenmore S. Trenear-Harvey

    Scarecrow Press 2011; US$ 74.99

    The Historical Dictionary of Atomic Espionage relates the history of atomic espionage through a chronology, an introductory essay, and cross-referenced dictionary entries on the agencies, agents, and operations. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about atomic espionage. more...