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Broken Arrow - Vol II - A Disclosure of U.S., Soviet, and British Nuclear Weapon Incidents and Accidents, 1945-2008 By Michael H. Maggelet, James C. Oskins
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Since 1945, the U.S. government has officially set the number of nuclear weapons accidents at thirty-six Broken Arrows. After several years of research and dozens of Freedom of Information Act... More > requests, the authors present documentation on previously classified nuclear weapons accidents in their new book “Broken Arrow, Volume II”.< Less
Broken Arrow - The Declassified History of U.S. Nuclear Weapons Accidents By James C. Oskins, Michael H. Maggelet
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Using declassified government material James C. Oskins and Michael H. Maggelet have written the most comprehensive and detailed study of the thirty six known U.S. nuclear weapons accidents, known as... More > "Broken Arrows". The authors have poured through government documents, aircraft accident reports, nuclear weapon incident and accident reports, and first hand accounts to shed light on the Department of Defense's vague summaries of nuclear weapons accidents. Their research dispels myths surrounding the Tybee and Goldsboro accidents, and provides great insight into the human element and the condition of individual weapons and AEC or DOD recovery operations regarding nearly every Broken Arrow. The underlying cause of such accidents, be it human error or equipment malfunction, is clearly shown in formerly secret reports and photographs.< Less