A Global History of the Nuclear Arms Race: Weapons, Strategy, and Politics [2 volumes]: Weapons, Strategy, and Politics

A Global History of the Nuclear Arms Race: Weapons, Strategy, and Politics [2 volumes]: Weapons, Strategy, and Politics

by Richard Dean Burns, Joseph M. Siracusa

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Overview

Written by two preeminent authors in the field, this book provides an accessible global narrative of the nuclear arms race since 1945 that focuses on the roles of key scientists, military chiefs, and political leaders.

• Makes the case that nuclear weaponry gradually assumed political stature and came to dominate high-level diplomatic activity

• Describes inherent problems posed by various delivery systems of nuclear weaponry

• Draws connections between military strategy and nuclear arms control efforts as well as anti-missile systems

• Identifies and assesses post-Cold War issues in dealing with nuclear terrorism

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440800955
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/23/2013
Series: Praeger Security International
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 640
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Richard Dean Burns, PhD, is professor emeritus at California State University, Los Angeles, CA.

Joseph M. Siracusa, PhD, is professor of human security at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University, Australia.

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