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The Nuclear Question : The United States and Nuclear Weapons, 1946-1976 - Michael Mandelbaum

The Nuclear Question

The United States and Nuclear Weapons, 1946-1976

Paperback Published: 4th January 1982
ISBN: 9780521296144
Number Of Pages: 288

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Originally published in 1979, this book is a history of American nuclear weapons policy that tells how the United States learned to live with the bomb. Little of what has been written about nuclear weapons is historical. Most people concerned with the problems of nuclear armaments have asked "what is to be done?" rather than "what has happened and why?" But The Nuclear Question is more than a chronology. It offers original and provocative arguments about the development of military strategy and arms limitations with the Soviet Union, and focuses in particular on the Kennedy administration. During that period the innovations of Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara, the Cuban missile crisis, and the Limited Test Ban Treaty combined to establish the main lines of nuclear policy that the United States follows today. This book will have great appeal to specialists who follow the technical developments of armaments and the political responses to those developments and to the general reader who does not feel at home in discussions of throw-weights, cruise missiles and MIRVs. Written in a clear, readable style, The Nuclear Question will be a valuable book for anyone who wishes to understand better the nuclear issues of our time.

Preface; 1. The nuclear question; 2. The failure of liberal diplomacy; 3. The origins of strategy; 4. The foundations of stable deterrence; 5. the rise and fall of nuclear war; 6. The great fight: the Cuban missile crisis; 7. The first step: the Limited Test Ban Treaty of 1963; 8. Fencers on a tightrope.

The nuclear question
The failure of liberal diplomacy
The origins of strategy
The foundations of stable deterrence
the rise and fall of nuclear war
The great fight: the Cuban missile crisis
The first step: the Limited Test Ban Treaty of 1963
Fencers on a tightrope
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ISBN: 9780521296144
ISBN-10: 0521296145
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 4th January 1982
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.65
Weight (kg): 0.43