Nuclear Weapons: The Balance of Terror, the Quest for Peace
SUNY Press, 1. jan. 1986 - 275 sider
This is a clear, non-technical and comprehensive study of nuclear strategy and the balance of power. The book is intended for both supporters and opponents of nuclear deterrence--indeed for all who believe that nuclear issues cannot be wished away or laid aside but must be addressed with knowledge, even if this means thinking about the unthinkable.
Within a coherent system of thought, this volume addresses the most fundamental issues of our time, such as the first-strike advantage, arms-control agreements, the Star Wars program, the "nuclear winter" hypothesis, and nuclear conflict itself. The book is packed with valuable factual information, including notes, diagrams, illustrations, and appendices.
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THE BALANCE OF TERROR
Mutual Assured Destruction
IS IT NECESSARY?
NUCLEAR WEAPONS AND WORLD POLITICS
WARFIGHTING AND MINIMUM DETERRENCE
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Nuclear Weapons, the Balance of Terror, the Quest for Peace
A J Cwards,A. J. C. Edwards
Begrænset visning - 1986
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Side 240 - Nations, will assist the Party or Parties so attacked by taking forthwith, individually and in concert with the other Parties, such action as it deems necessary, including the use of armed force, to restore and maintain the security of the North Atlantic area.