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Nuclear Warfare

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  • Nuclear Terrorismby Gavin Cameron

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 165.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 150.00

    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...

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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 41.00

    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...

  • The Politics of Ballistic Missile Nonproliferationby Wyn Q. Bowen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 176.00

    During the presidency of George Bush (1989-93), the proliferation of nuclear chemical and biological weapons, and the ballistic missiles capable of delivering them, rose greatly in significance as issues on the American security agenda. In the missile field, this became evident by the efforts of certain elements in the executive branch and several... more...

  • The Day We Lost the H-Bombby Barbara Moran

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 26.00

    In The Day We Lost the H-Bomb , science writer Barbara Moran marshals a wealth of new information and recently declassified material to give the definitive account of the Cold War?s biggest nuclear weapons disaster. On January 17, 1966, a U.S. Air Force B-52 bomber exploded over the sleepy Spanish farming village of Palomares during a routine airborne... more...

  • A Dimly Burning Wickby Sadako Okuda; Pamela B. Vergun; Mia Nolting

    Algora Publishing 2008; US$ 31.95

    As the United States debates launching another war in the Middle East, this passionate diary paired with a pondered discussion provides a reality check on how governments goad citizens into going to war and gives a forthright look at the hideous results for civilian casualties. Who bears the responsibility for decisions made in a “democracy”... more...