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Nuclear Warfare

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  • Stalking the Red Bearby Peter Sasgen

    St. Martin's Press 2009; US$ 17.99

    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... more...

  • Nuclear Terrorismby Gavin Cameron

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 175.00

    Will the twenty-first century see terrorist fingers on the nuclear trigger? How likely is it terrorists will obtain weapons of mass destruction? What factors would determine their decision to use them? Gavin Cameron assesses the causes for, and implications of, the escalating lethality of terrorism. The growing opportunities for nuclear proliferation,... more...

  • Future Roles of U.S. Nuclear Forcesby Glenn Buchan; David Matonick; Calvin Shipbaugh; Richard Mesic

    RAND Corporation 2001; US$ 9.95

    Since the end of the Cold War, the United States has been re-examining its basic assumptions about foreign policy and instruments of national security polcy. This study examines the possible roles of nuclear weapons in contemporary US national security policy. more...

  • Nuclear Weapons and Strategyby Stephen J. Cimbala

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 168.00

    Nuclear weapons, once thought to have been marginalized by the end of the Cold War, have returned with a vengeance to the centre of US security concerns and to a world bereft of the old certainties of deterrence. This is a major analysis of these new strategic realities. The George W. Bush administration, having deposed the regime of Saddam... more...

  • India's Emerging Nuclear Postureby Ashley J. Tellis

    RAND Corporation 2001; US$ 9.95

    After a hiatus of almost 24 years, India startled the international community by resuming nuclear testing in May 1998. This work addresses the belief that nuclear tests in South Asia have altered the strategic environment in the region and globally. more...

  • First Into Nagasakiby George Weller; Anthony Weller

    Crown Publishing Group 2006; US$ 14.95

    George Weller was a Pulitzer Prize?winning reporter who covered World War II across Europe, Africa, and Asia. At the war?s end in September 1945, under General MacArthur?s media blackout, correspondents were forbidden to enter both Nagasaki and Hiroshima. But instead of obediently staying with the press corps in northern Japan, Weller broke away. The... more...

  • The Russian Nuclear Shield from Stalin to Yeltsinby Dr Jennifer Mathers

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 160.00

    This book makes extensive use of Soviet sources to provide the first full analysis of Moscow's ballistic missile defence policy from its origins to the most recent post-Soviet developments. It considers the Soviets' motivations for pursuing an anti-ballistic missile capability and the extent of their success. more...

  • Arsenals of Follyby Richard Rhodes

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.95

    Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Rhodes delivers a riveting account of the nuclear arms race and the Cold War. In the Reagan-Gorbachev era, the United States and the Soviet Union came within minutes of nuclear war, until Gorbachev boldly launched a campaign to eliminate nuclear weapons, setting the stage for the 1986 Reykjavik summit and the... more...

  • Cooperative Threat Reduction, Missile Defense, and the Nuclear Futureby Michael Krepon

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 43.00

    In this book, Michael Krepon analyzes nuclear issues such as missile defenses, space warfare, and treaties, and argues that the United States is on a dangerous course. During the Cold War, Mutual Assured Destruction, or MAD, facilitated strategic arms control. Now that the Cold War has been replaced by asymmetric warfare, treaties based on nuclear... more...

  • Knowing Nukesby William Chaloupka

    University of Minnesota Press 1988; US$ 55.50

    Countering critics who charge that postmodern positions on language, authority, and power cannot inform effective political responses, this compelling analysis employs these same methods to examine antinuclear politics. Star Wars (the movie and the antimi more...