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Nuclear Warfare

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  • Prevention, Pre-emption and the Nuclear Optionby Aiden Warren

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    Despite its portrayal as a bold departure, the Bush Doctrine was not the "new" or "revolutionary" policy instrument that many at the time portended. This work seeks to argue that while it was clear that the Bush Doctrine certainly qualified as a preventive war policy, it is apparent that the adoption of this strategy did not mark a total break with... more...

  • Racing for the Bombby Robert S. Norris

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 18.95

    Robert S. Norris has been a research associate for almost twenty years at the Natural Resources Defense Council in Washington, DC, covering nuclear weapons issues. He has written extensively about the nuclear programs of the United States, the Soviet Union and Russia, Britain, France, and China as an author of the multivolume Nuclear Weapons Databook... more...

  • The Second Nuclear Ageby Paul Bracken

    Henry Holt and Co. 2012; US$ 18.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Seventh Decadeby Jonathan Schell

    Henry Holt and Co. 2007; US$ 22.99

    From the bestselling author of The Fate of the Earth , a provocative look at the urgent threat posed by America's new nuclear policies When the cold war ended, many Americans believed the nuclear dilemma had ended with it. Instead, the bomb has moved to the dead center of foreign policy and even domestic scandal. From missing WMDs to the outing... more...

  • Stalking the Red Bearby Peter Sasgen

    St. Martin's Press 2009; US$ 18.99

    Thrilling submarine espionage and an inside look at the U.S. Navy's "silent service" Stalking the Red Bear , for the first time ever, describes the action principally from the perspective of a commanding officer of a nuclear submarine during the Cold War?the one man aboard a sub who makes the critical decisions?taking readers closer to the... more...

  • Thinking About Nuclear Weaponsby Michael Quinlan

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 59.99

    Written by a distinguished policy practitioner in the field of nuclear weapons this book reflects an exceptional depth of experience in shaping both national and NATO policy. It discusses the significance of the revolution brought about by nuclear weapons, and then considers the problems, costs, and risks which they entail. - ;The book reflects the... 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...

  • The Twilight of the Bombsby Richard Rhodes

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 17.00

    The culminating volume in Richard Rhodes?s monumental and prizewinning history of nuclear weapons, offering the first comprehensive narrative of the challenges faced in a post?Cold War age. The past twenty years have transformed our relationship with nuclear weapons drastically. With extraordinary depth of knowledge and understanding, Rhodes makes... 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...