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Nuclear weapons and strategy

Stephen J. Cimbala

Nuclear weapons and strategy

U.S. nuclear policy for the twenty-first century

by Stephen J. Cimbala

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Published by Routledge in Abingdon [England], New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Nuclear warfare.,
  • World politics -- 21st century.,
  • United States -- Military policy.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [114]-119) and index.

    StatementStephen J. Cimbala.
    SeriesContemporary security studies
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsUA23 .C54335 2006
    The Physical Object
    Paginationix, 124 p. :
    Number of Pages124
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17998070M
    ISBN 100415701996
    LC Control Number2005005979

    One of the nation's most brilliant international scholars, a leading expert on Cold War and nuclear history, Gavin insists on grappling with what happened in all its complexity, not with what our models might have predicted. The first was the breaking of the U. See Article History Nuclear strategy, the formation of tenets and strategies for producing and using nuclear weapons. Cheney ordered SAC to submit to a review, led by Miller, which found outrageous redundancies and ultimately led to a reduction in the arsenal, which shrank from around 12, weapons to fewer than 6,

    The new secretary of defense, Robert McNamara, received a briefing on the targeting plan from Gen. The weapons were still scarce, and it seemed only a matter of time before any advantages accruing to the United States through its lead would be neutralized as the Soviet Union caught up. It provides a strong basis for greater self-awareness for scholars engaged in this field. Middlebury College professor, nuclear expert and Ploughshares Fund grantee explores a hypothetical nuclear war involving the United States, North Korea, South Korea and Japan rooted in real historical events, quotes, and facts about nuclear weapons technology.

    The atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August was a means of shocking Japan into surrender. The 19th US Secretary of Defense tells the story of his coming of age during the nuclear era, and reflects on how his experiences over the past 70 years have shaped his thinking about the threat posed by nuclear weapons. It provides a strong basis for greater self-awareness for scholars engaged in this field. Middlebury College professor, nuclear expert and Ploughshares Fund grantee explores a hypothetical nuclear war involving the United States, North Korea, South Korea and Japan rooted in real historical events, quotes, and facts about nuclear weapons technology. Atomic bombs were then used on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9, respectively, killing aboutpeople.


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