3 edition of War as a political weapon in the nuclear age found in the catalog.
War as a political weapon in the nuclear age
|LC Classifications||UA23 .J53 1987|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xii, 296 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||296|
|LC Control Number||87905386|
It has been 75 years since August 9, , when the atomic bombing of Nagasaki opened the nuclear weapon age. I was 2 years old, and only 1 1/2 miles from ground zero of the nuclear . The world entered the nuclear age 75 years ago Thursday at a location in the central New Mexico desert where the U.S. government carried out the "Trinity" test, setting off .
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The book reads like a thriller and is layered with paradoxes and deeper labyrinths set against the backdrop of a nuclear weapon incident in a missile silo near Damascus, Arizona in Nuclear proliferation specialists used to worry about the strategic stability of a world with 20 to 30 nuclear-armed states, as theoretically this greatly increases possible pathways to nuclear war.
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T. hese three books trace the political history of nuclear weapons in the United States. In a thoughtful and probing series of essays, Gavin explores the dissonance between how theorists plotted the nuclear age and how events actually unfurled.
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Robert Oppenheimer (); The Angry Genie: One Man's Walk Through the Nuclear Age (); The Atom Besieged: Extraparliamentary Dissent in France and Germany (). Those weapons, in Westmoreland’s own words, could include nuclear as well as chemical weapons.
According to “Presidents at War,” a new book by. 1 day ago In June, Russia published its nuclear deterrent policy that envisions the use of atomic weapons in response to such an attack—even a conventional one—that could.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has said there will be no more war as the country's nuclear weapons guarantee its safety and future despite unabated outside. On Thermonuclear War is a book by Herman Kahn, a military strategist at the RAND Corporation, although it was written only a year before he left RAND to form the Hudson is a controversial treatise on the nature and theory of war in the thermonuclear weapon age.
In it, Kahn addresses the strategic doctrines of nuclear war and its effect on the international balance of power. The Atomic Age, also known as the Atomic Era, is the period of history following the detonation of the first nuclear weapon, The Gadget at the Trinity test in New Mexico, on Jduring World War gh nuclear chain reactions had been hypothesized in and the first artificial self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction (Chicago Pile-1) had taken place in Decemberthe.
(With Richard A. Falk) Indefensible Weapons: The Political and Psychological Case against Nuclearism, Basic Books (New York City), The Nazi Doctors: Medical Killing and the Psychology of Genocide, Basic Books, August (first edition ). The Future of Immortality and Other Essays for a Nuclear Age, Basic Books, 1 day ago A leading expert on nuclear command and control, he focused especially on the risks of accidental nuclear war implicit in the “hair-trigger” postures of US and Soviet ballistic missiles.
During his final 15 years, he led a campaign for the phased and verifiable elimination of all nuclear weapons. From the peak of the Cold War, the world has steadily trimmed its nuclear stockpiles.
Today, the United States and Russia have roughly equal numbers of nuclear. 1 day ago In the years since the fall of the Soviet Union inan era that Yale SOM strategy expert Paul Bracken calls the second nuclear age, the world has become multipolar, with a growing number of nuclear powers, including Pakistan, North Korea, India, and Israel, joining Russia, China, and the United States and its Cold War allies the UK and France.
Starting with major scientific breakthroughs during the ’s, countries have developed weapons that are based on nuclear energy. The use of nuclear weapons reached its height with the outbreak of World War 1 and 2, as well as the Cold War.
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In fact, the world’s nuclear-armed countries spent a record $73 billion on their arsenal of weapons of mass destruction last year, almost half of that sum represented by the United States, followed by China. On Jthe ‘Trinity’ nuclear test plunged humanity into the so-called Atomic Age.
The first-ever nuclear bomb was detonated in New Mexico, at the Alamogordo Test Range. The plutonium-based implosion-type device yielded 19 kilotons, creating a crater over metres wide.
Even then, for many years after, the officers in charge of war plans portrayed the atomic bomb—and then the hydrogen bomb—as ordinary weapons, writ large. Until the s, nuclear weapons. John Mack, "Resistance to Knowing in the Nuclear Age," Harvard Educational Review, August 4, 7. Hans Morgenthau, "The Fallacy of Thinking Conventionally about Nuclear Weapons," in David Carlton and Carlo Schaerf, eds., Arms Control and Technological Innovation (New York: International School on Disarmament and Research on Conflicts, ).
This book provides an introduction to political and strategic aspects of nuclear weaponry. It offers an accessible overview of the concept of nuclear weapons, outlines how thinking about these weapons has developed and considers how nuclear threats can continue to be managed in the future.
The book, “Bending the Arc: Striving for Peace and Justice in the Age of Endless War,” is a collection narrating how peace activists found their calling and why the world still needs peace.According to the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, somekg of plutonium are in stockpiles, which could be available to sub-nationalist “freedom fighters” of any race or religion.
Once a nuclear war begins, there will be no struggle between good and evil, the. The bombing ended World War Two, preventing further deaths from a protracted conflict, and arguably discouraged the descent into nuclear war for .