Bomb A New History

ISBN-10: 0061537209
ISBN-13: 9780061537202
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Description: A former nuclear weapons designer and head of nuclear weapons research at Los Alamos, Stephen M. Younger delivers an insightful and urgent inquisition on the role of nuclear weapons in the twenty-first century. Does the United States need a massive  More...

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Book details

List price: $14.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 1/5/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484

A former nuclear weapons designer and head of nuclear weapons research at Los Alamos, Stephen M. Younger delivers an insightful and urgent inquisition on the role of nuclear weapons in the twenty-first century. Does the United States need a massive atomic arsenal in an era of precision bombs and missile defense? Under what circumstances might we use nuclear weapons? And how does the proliferation of nuclear weapons by North Korea and Iran affect America's nuclear policy? With his deep understanding of the technology and politics of nuclear arms, Younger challenges us to join a new debate on the future of the ultimate weapon.

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Author's Note
Introduction: Why Nuclear Weapons in the Twenty-first Century?
A Short History of Nuclear Weapons
How Did We Arrive at the Theory of Mutually Assured Destruction?
Current Nuclear Arsenals
Targets and Targeting
Replacing Nuclear Weapons with Advanced Conventional Weapons
Nuclear Proliferation
Defense Against Nuclear Attack
Maintaining Our Nuclear Forces
The Role of Nuclear Weapons in the Twenty-first Century
Index

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