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Nuclear Warfare

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Racing for the Bombby Robert S. Norris

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 18.95

    In September 1942, Colonel Leslie R. Groves was given the job of building the atomic bomb. As a career officer in the Army Corps of Engineers, Groves had overseen hundreds of military construction projects, including the Pentagon. Until now, scientists have received the credit for the Manhattan Project?s remarkable achievements. And yet, it was Leslie... 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...

  • At the Nuclear Precipiceby Richard Falk; David Krieger

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 36.00

    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...

  • Strategic Culture and Weapons of Mass Destructionby Kerry M. Kartchner; Jeannie L. Johnson; Jeffrey A. Larsen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 110.00

    This book describes strategic culture and its value as a methodological approach to the study of International Relations. In particular, the book uses strategic culture to illuminate a number of case studies on countries that have made decisions regarding the acquisition, proliferation or use of weapons of mass destruction. more...

  • The Atomic Bazaarby William Langewiesche

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; Not Available

    In the nuclear age, arms are the ultimate commodity. And now they are easier and cheaper to acquire and make than ever before ? which means that for poor nations or non-state terror groups, weapons of mass destruction are up for grabs. William Langewiesche looks at how nuclear weapons have gone wholesale. He visits the smuggling routes in Turkey... 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...

  • The Manhattan Projectby Cynthia C. Kelly; Richard Rhodes

    Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers 2009; US$ 18.10

    The first collection ever of the writings and insights of the original creators of the atomic bomb, along with pieces by the most important historians and interpreters of the subject, is now in paperback. Born out of a small research program begun in 1939, the Manhattan Project eventually employed more than 130,000 people, including our foremost... more...