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Nuclear Warfare

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  • Britain and the H-Bombby Lorna Arnold

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 47.00

    This book, written with unique access to official archives, tells the secret story of Britain's H-bomb - the scientific and strategic background, the government's policy decision, the work of the remarkable men who created the bomb, the four weapon trials at a remote Pacific atoll in 1957-58, and the historic consequences. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 Worst-Kept Secretby Avner Cohen

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 27.99

    Israel has made a unique contribution to the nuclear age& mdash;it has created (with the tacit support of the United States) a special "bargain" with its bomb. Israel is the only nuclear-armed state that keeps its bomb invisible, unacknowledged, opaque. It will only say that it will not be the first to introduce nuclear weapons to the Middle East.... more...

  • Elemental Germansby Christoph Laucht

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    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...

  • The Second Nuclear Ageby Paul Bracken

    Henry Holt and Co. 2012; US$ 17.99

    A leading international security strategist offers a compelling new way to "think about the unthinkable." The cold war ended more than two decades ago, and with its end came a reduction in the threat of nuclear weapons?a luxury that we can no longer indulge. It?s not just the threat of Iran getting the bomb or North Korea doing something rash;... more...

  • A Perpetual Menaceby William Walker

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 46.95

    Written by a leading scholar in the field of nuclear weapons and international relations, this book examines ?the problem of order? arising from the existence of weapons of mass destruction. This central problem of international order has its origins in the nineteenth century, when industrialization and the emergence of new sciences, technologies... more...