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Nuclear Warfare

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  • Coping with a Nuclearizing Iranby James Dobbins; Alireza Nader; Dalia Dassa Kaye; Frederic Wehrey

    RAND Corporation 2011; US$ 9.95

    Some time in the coming decade, Iran will probably acquire nuclear weapons or the capacity to quickly produce them. This monograph provides a midterm strategy for dealing with Iran that neither begins nor ends at the point at which Tehran acquires a nuclear weapon capability. It proposes an approach that neither acquiesces to a nuclear-armed Iran... more...

  • Red Star Rogueby Kenneth Sewell; Clint Richmond

    Simon & Schuster 2005; Not Available

    One of the great secrets of the Cold War, hidden for decades, is revealed at last. Early in 1968 a nuclear-armed Soviet submarine sank in the waters off Hawaii, hundreds of miles closer to American shores than it should have been. Compelling evidence, assembled here for the first time, strongly suggests that the sub, K-129, sank while attempting... more...

  • Why Israel Can't Waitby Jerome R. Corsi

    Threshold Editions 2009; Not Available

    The new Israeli government headed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has repeatedly declared that a primary foreign policy objective is to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons capability. Israel is a "one-bomb state," such that one atomic weapon, even a relatively low-yield bomb of the type the United States dropped on Hiroshima or Nagasaki... more...

  • Over the Horizon Proliferation Threatsby James Wirtz; Peter Lavoy

    Stanford University Press 2012; US$ 29.95

    In every decade of the nuclear era, one or two states have developed nuclear weapons despite the international community's opposition to proliferation. In the coming years, the breakdown of security arrangements, especially in the Middle East and Northeast Asia, could drive additional countries to seek their own nuclear, biological, or chemical (NBC)... more...

  • Nuclear Deterrence in the 21st Centuryby Thérèse Delpech

    RAND Corporation 2012; US$ 9.95

    Deterrence remains a primary doctrine for dealing with the threat of nuclear weapons in the 21st century. The author reviews the history of nuclear deterrence and calls for a renewed intellectual effort to address the relevance of concepts such as first strike, escalation, extended deterrence, and other Cold War-era strategies in today's complex world... more...

  • The Tradition of Non-Use of Nuclear Weaponsby T.V. Paul

    Stanford University Press 2009; US$ 9.95

    An exploration of the rise, persistence, and impact of the tradition of non-use of nuclear weapons followed by nuclear powers for well over sixty years. more...

  • Elemental Germansby Christoph Laucht

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 105.00

    Christoph Laucht offers the first investigation into the roles played by two German-born émigré atomic scientists, Klaus Fuchs and Rudolf Peierls, in the development of British nuclear culture, especially the practice of nuclear science and the political implications of the atomic scientists' work, from the start of the Second World War until 1959. more...

  • Security Assurances and Nuclear Nonproliferationby Jeffrey Knopf

    Stanford University Press 2012; US$ 50.00

    While policy makers and scholars have long devoted considerable attention to strategies like deterrence, which threaten others with unacceptable consequences, such threat-based strategies are not always the best option. In some cases, a state may be better off seeking to give others a greater sense of security, rather than by holding their security... more...

  • NATO, Britain, France and the FRGby Beatrice Heuser

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 67.00

    Containing the histories (from 1945 to the present) of the nuclear strategies of NATO, Britain and France, and of the defence preferences of the FRG (West Germany), this book shows how strategies were functions of a perceived Soviet threat and an American 'nuclear guarantee'. There were three options for West Europeans: a compromise with differing... more...

  • US Presidents and the Militarization of Space, 1946-1967by Sean N. Kalic

    Texas A&M University Press 2012; US$ 40.00

    In the clash of ideologies represented by the Cold War, even the heavens were not immune to militarization. Satellites and space programs became critical elements among the national security objectives of both the United States and the Soviet Union. According to  US  Presidents and the Militarization of Space, 1946?1967 , three American presidents... more...