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📒Nuclear First Strike ✍ George H. Quester
✏Nuclear First Strike Book Summary : This provocative and timely work examines various scenarios in which the deployment of nuclear weapons could occur, the probable consequences of such an escalation, the likely world reactions, and the plausible policy ramifications. Rather than projecting the physical damage that would result from nuclear attacks, George H. Quester offers an exploration of the political, psychological, and social aftermath of nuclear conflict. The prospect of nuclear attack—sixty years after atomic bombs destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki—is difficult to confront on many levels. We may avoid the discussion for emotional reasons, for fear of generating a self-confirming hypothesis, or simply because of the general "nuclear taboo." But there are also self-denying propositions to be harnessed here: if the world gives some advance thought to how nuclear weapons might be used again, such attacks may be headed off. If the world avoids nuclear weapons use until the year 2045, it will be able to celebrate one hundred years of nuclear concord. Quester suggests that this may be achieved through the careful consideration of possible nuclear deployment scenarios and their consequences. In this insightful analysis, he provides a starting point for informed and focused reflection and preparation.
📒First Use Of Nuclear Weapons Preserving Responsible Control ✍ United States. Congress. House. Committee on International Relations. Subcommittee on International Security and Scientific Affairs
✏Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on International Relations. Subcommittee on International Security and Scientific Affairs
✏Release Date : 1976
✏Pages : 246
✏ISBN : PURD:32754076953003
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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📒Nuclear Weapons ✍ World Peace Council. Information Centre
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📒Moral Principles And Nuclear Weapons ✍ Douglas P. Lackey
✏Moral Principles and Nuclear Weapons Book Summary : To find more information about Rowman and Littlefield titles, please visit www.rowmanlittlefield.com.
📒First Strike ✍ Robert C. Aldridge
✏First Strike Book Summary : Discusses the development of the nuclear weapons of the United States and examines the American military policies concerning nuclear war
📒The Logic Of American Nuclear Strategy ✍ Matthew Kroenig
✏The Logic of American Nuclear Strategy Book Summary : For decades, the reigning scholarly wisdom about nuclear weapons policy has been that the United States only needs the ability to absorb an enemy nuclear attack and still be able to respond with a devastating counterattack. So long as the US, or any other nation, retains such an assured retaliation capability, no sane leader would intentionally launch a nuclear attack against it, and nuclear deterrence will hold. According to this theory, possessing more weapons than necessary for a second-strike capability is illogical. This argument is reasonable, but, when compared to the empirical record, it raises an important puzzle. Empirically, we see that the United States has always maintained a nuclear posture that is much more robust than a mere second-strike capability. In The Logic of American Nuclear Strategy, Matthew Kroenig challenges the conventional wisdom and explains why a robust nuclear posture, above and beyond a mere second-strike capability, contributes to a state's national security goals. In fact, when a state has a robust nuclear weapons force, such a capability reduces its expected costs in a war, provides it with bargaining leverage, and ultimately enhances nuclear deterrence. This book provides a novel theoretical explanation for why military nuclear advantages translate into geopolitical advantages. In so doing, it helps resolve one of the most-intractable puzzles in international security studies. Buoyed by an innovative thesis and a vast array of historical and quantitative evidence, The Logic of American Nuclear Strategy will force scholars to reconsider their basic assumptions about the logic of nuclear deterrence.
📒The A Z Of Nuclear Jargon Routledge Revivals ✍ Jonathon Green
✏The A Z of Nuclear Jargon Routledge Revivals Book Summary : First published in 1986, the purpose of this dictionary is to clarify the technology behind nuclear jargon. The entries deal with all areas of nuclear warfare: its strategies and tactics, personnel and weapons systems, arms control and disarmament talks. The terminology of the nuclear age expands and changes as fast as the weapons and strategies it describes; the dictionary therefore covers a span ranging from the first tentative post-Hiroshima ideas and systems through to the near-fictions of the ‘Star Wars’ initiative. This fascinating reissue will be of particular value to those in need of a comprehensive guide to the vocabulary of nuclear warfare, as well as students of linguistics with a particular interest in slang and jargon.
📒Nuclear Weapons ✍ A. J. Edwards
✏Nuclear Weapons Book Summary : This is a clear, non-technical and comprehensive study of nuclear strategy and the balance of power. The book is intended for both supporters and opponents of nuclear deterrenceindeed for all who believe that nuclear issues cannot be wished away or laid aside but must be addressed with knowledge, even if this means thinking about the unthinkable. Within a coherent system of thought, this volume addresses the most fundamental issues of our time, such as the first-strike advantage, arms-control agreements, the Star Wars program, the nuclear winter hypothesis, and nuclear conflict itself. The book is packed with valuable factual information, including notes, diagrams, illustrations, and appendices.
📒Nuclear Strategy And World Order ✍ Louis RenÃ© Beres
✏Nuclear Strategy and World Order Book Summary : The current U.S. nuclear strategy goes beyond the legitimate objective of survivable strategic forces to active preparation for nuclear war. The Reagan administration strategy rejects minimum deterrence and prepares for a nuclear war that might be protracted and controlled. The strategy reflects the understanding that a combination of counterforce targeting, crises location of urban populations, and ballistic missile defense could make nuclear war purposeful and tolerable. The strategy includes five unwarranted assumptions: (1) the Soviets might decide to launch a limited first strike on the United States or its allies; (2) the USSR is more likely to be deterred by the threat of limited U.S. counterforce reprisals than by the threat of overwhelming, total nuclear retaliation; (3) victory is possible in a superpower nuclear war; (4) a counterforce nuclear strategy can be undertaken without compromising the prospects of vertical and horizontal arms control; and (5) peace can be maintained indefinitely via nuclear deterrence. According to the author, Reagan administration strategy must be reversed, and an alternative strategy should be pursued. The United States needs to seek a comprehensive test ban, renounce the first use of nuclear weapons, and institute additional weapon free zones. (Author/NE)
📒First Strike Stability ✍ Stephen J. Cimbala
✏First Strike Stability Book Summary : Preceded by over 40 years of peace and stability, the Cold War ended in a climate of upheaval and uncertainty. This volume addresses the political and military vacuum created by the lifting of the Iron Curtain and offers a detailed exploration of a vital problem of military uncertainty. Cimbala clarifies the bargain that superpowers and their allies made in regard to nuclear weapons and command systems and provides enhanced understandings of the concept and practice of nuclear deterrence and first strike stability in a post-Cold War world.