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Nuclear weapons and the Cold war

by Mark Beyer

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Published by Rosen in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Nuclear warfare -- Juvenile literature.,
    • Cold war -- Juvenile literature.,
    • Nuclear weapons -- Political aspects -- Juvenile literature.,
    • World politics -- Juvenile literature.,
    • World politics -- Juvenile literature.,
    • Weapons of mass destruction -- Juvenile literature.,
    • United States -- Defenses -- Juvenile literature.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 61) and index.

      Statementby Mark Beyer.
      GenreJuvenile literature.
      SeriesLibrary of weapons of mass destruction
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsU263 .B49 2005
      The Physical Object
      Pagination64 p.:
      Number of Pages64
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3434616M
      ISBN 101404202900
      LC Control Number2005275806
      OCLC/WorldCa59757690

        During the Cold War most of the U.S. nuclear arsenal was under the control of Strategic Air Command, a military institution that operated according to a consistent but insidious logic.   For a few pages it seems like his book, "The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner," might boldly blow open the doors on a culture of mystical secrecy that has pervaded the nation.

      This volume includes a representative selection of Sidney Drell''s recent writings and speeches (circa to the present) on public policy issues with substantial scientific components. Most of the writings deal with national security, nuclear weapons, and arms control and reflect the authorOCOs personal involvement in such issues dating back to /5(1). The Cold War is the term used to define the period between the end of World War II in and the ultimate collapse of the Soviet Union and its satellite states in The protatgonists in the Cold War were the West, led by the United States, and the eastern bloc, led by the Soviet Union.

      'This fascinating book is, I believe intentionally, more provocative than merely persuasive, more skeptical than most among us are. It looks at the history of international negotiation, both explicit and by maneuver, in the presence of nuclear weapons and concludes that disparities in nuclear armaments - including zero on one side - make much less difference than they are given credit by: For the above reasons the core purpose of nuclear weapons, that is, deterrence of nuclear threats or actual use of nuclear weapons, has retained its value in thepost-Cold War era. The question remains whether this is the only purpose which should form the basis of the U.S. nuclear posture in the future.


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