Spying on the Bomb American Nuclear Intelligence, from Nazi Germany to Iran and North Korea
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Description: "Engrossing."--"Wall Street Journal" A global history of U.S. nuclear espionage from its World War II origins to today's threats from rogue states. For fifty years, the United States has monitored friends and foes who seek to develop the ultimate weapon. Since 1952 the nuclear club has grown to at least eight nations, while others are making serious attempts to join. Each chapter chronologically focuses on the nuclear activities of one or more countries, intermingling what the United States believed was happening with accounts of what actually occurred in each country's laboratories, test sites, and decision-making councils. Jeffrey T. Richelson weaves recently declassified documents into his interviews with the scientists and spies involved in the nuclear espionage. The book reveals new information about U.S. intelligence work on the Soviet/Russian, French, Chinese, Indian, Israeli, and South African nuclear programs; on the attempts to solve the mysterious Vela Incident; and on current efforts to uncover the nuclear secrets of Iran and North Korea. The book also includes spy satellite photographs never before extracted from the national archives. The updated paperback edition includes analysis of the diplomatic maneuvering and intelligence activities that have taken place over the last year in the continued attempt to halt Iran's quest for nuclear weapons. 46 photographs, 4 maps.
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Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/17/2007
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.75" tall
|List of Maps|
|A Terrifying Prospect: Nazi Germany|
|Lightning Strikes: The Soviet Union 1945-1953|
|The View from Above: The Soviet Union 1954-1961|
|Mao's Explosive Thoughts: The People's Republic of China through 1968|
|An Elated General, a Smiling Buddha: France and India through 1974|
|"Pariahs": Israel, South Africa, and Taiwan through the 1970s|
|The Double Flash: The Vela Incident: September 1979|
|Rogues: Iraq, North Korea, Libya, and Pakistan through 1991|
|"Pariahs" Revisited: Israel, South Africa, and Taiwan in the 1980s and early 1990s|
|Big Bangs: French and Chinese testing; suspected Russian testing in the 1990s|
|Pokhran Surprise: Indian and Pakistani tests in May 1998|
|Inspectors and Spies: Iraq from the end of the Gulf War through December 1998|
|Flawed Intelligence: Iraq, 1999-2004|
|Trouble Waiting to Happen: Iran and North Korea, from the 1990s to 2005|
|Epilogue: Iran and North Korea, 2006-2007|
|Abbreviations and Acronyms|