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Nuclear weapons after the Cold War

Amy F. Woolf

Nuclear weapons after the Cold War

changing from traditional arms control to a new style of weapons control?

by Amy F. Woolf

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Published by Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress in [Washington, D.C.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Nuclear weapons -- United States,
  • Nuclear disarmament -- United States,
  • United States -- Military policy

  • Edition Notes

    StatementAmy F. Woolf
    SeriesMajor studies and issue briefs of the Congressional Research Service -- 1992, reel 3, fr. 00278
    ContributionsLibrary of Congress. Congressional Research Service
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination6 p.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15459554M

      Seventy-one years later, and decades after the end of the Cold War, these weapons continue to bedevil diplomacy, discourse and the planet itself. Myth No. . Book Description. This book offers an in-depth examination of America’s nuclear weapons policy since the end of the Cold War. Exploring nuclear forces structure, arms control, regional planning and the weapons production complex, the volume identifies competing sets of ideas about nuclear weapons and domestic political constraints on major shifts in policy. It provides a detailed analysis of.

    This book offers an in-depth examination of America's nuclear weapons policy since the end of the Cold War. Exploring nuclear forces structure, arms control, regional planning and the weapons production complex, the volume identifies competing sets of ideas about nuclear weapons and domestic political constraints on major shifts in policy. This book analyzes Swedish plans to acquire nuclear weapons during the Cold War. Sweden was very close to putting a bomb together in s but, for a number of reasons illuminated in this book, decision makers abandoned those plans and subsequently rose to become one of the most recognized players in the international game of : Palgrave Macmillan UK.

      2. The Nuclear Umbrella and Extended Deterrence During the Cold War 3. The Threats That Drive the Nuclear Umbrella: China and North Korea 4. Japan and the U.S. Nuclear Umbrella 5. South Korea and the U.S. Nuclear Umbrella 6. The U.S. .   During the Cold War most of the U.S. nuclear arsenal was under the control of Strategic Air Command, a military institution that operated according to a consistent but insidious logic.


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