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Nuclear Weapons Production in the US By Holger Terp
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This book describes nuclear weapons production in the United States up to the present (2011). It is a valuable source of objective information for discussions of nuclear disarmament.
Nuclear Weapons Production in the US By Holger Terp
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This book is a scholarly study of the history of nuclear weapons production in the United States.
Lost Nuclear Weapons By James C Oskins, John Taschner
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This book tells the true story of nuclear weapons and nuclear components that have been lost or distroyed by U.S. and Soviet sources. Many of the myths surrounding these lost/destroyed nuclear... More > weapons are dispelled by the contents of this book.< Less
Tactical Nuclear Weapons and NATO (Enlarged Edition) By Tom Nichols et al.
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The role and future of tactical nuclear weapons in Europe are subjects that sometimes surprise even experts in international security, primarily because it is so often disconcerting to remember that... More > these weapons still exist. Many years ago, an American journalist wryly noted that the future of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) was “a subject that drives the dagger of boredom deep, deep into the heart”— a dismissive quip which would have remained true right up until the moment World War III broke out. The same goes for tactical nuclear weapons: compared to the momentous issues that the East and West have tackled since the end of the Cold War, the scattering of hundreds (or in the Russian case, thousands) of battlefield weapons throughout Europe seems to be almost an afterthought, a detail left behind that should be easy to tidy up.< Less
Nuclear Weapons Security Crises: What Does History Teach? (Enlarged Edition) By Henry D. Sokolski et al.
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At the height of the Cultural Revolution a Chinese long-range nuclear missile is fired within the country, and the nuclear warhead it is carrying detonates. A French nuclear device is exploded in... More > Algeria during a coup there. The Soviet empire has collapsed, and shots are fired at a Russian crowd intent on rushing a nuclear weapons-laden plane straining to remove a stash of nuclear weapons to a safer locale. Pakistani civilian governments are routinely pushed aside by a powerful, nuclear-armed military that observers worry might yet itself fall prey to a faction willing to seize a portion of Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal. This volume reveals previously unknown details on each case and teases out what is to be learned. This book is ideal not only for policymakers and analysts, but for historians and teachers as well.< Less
Russian Nuclear Weapons: Past, Present, and Future (Enlarged Edition) By Stephen J. Blank, Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College
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This book presents several essays analyzing Russia’s extensive nuclear agenda and the issue connected with it. It deals with strategy, doctrine, European, Eurasian, and East Asian security... More > agendas, as well as the central U.S.-Russia nuclear and arms control equations. This work brings together American, European, and Russian analysts to discuss Russia’s defense and conventional forces reforms and their impact on nuclear forces, doctrine, strategy, and the critical issues of Russian security policies towards the United States, Europe, and China. It also deals directly with the present and future roles of nuclear weapons in Russian defense policy and strategy.< Less
The Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant I Remember; Its Rise and Fall By Clayton Lagerquist
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This book is a historical glimpse of the Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant from my recollections over the 25 years I spent there. The Plant was started in 1952 on land purchased from several ranches... More > 16 miles northwest of Denver, Colorado. Its mission was the mass production of the metal parts for atomic bombs. It was welcomed as a new source of jobs and went through a cycle of public opinion until production stopped in 1989. Demolition of all buildings and clean up of the land was completed in 2005. I worked there from 1963 until 1988 and tell about some of my observations. I also describe my view of the anti-Rocky Flats movement that ultimately caused its closure.< Less
The Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant I Remember; Its Rise and Fall By Clayton Lagerquist
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This book is a historical glimpse of the Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant from my recollections over the 25 years I spent there. The Plant was started in 1952 on land purchased from several ranches... More > 16 miles northwest of Denver, Colorado. Its mission was the mass production of the metal parts for atomic bombs. It was welcomed as a new source of jobs and went through a cycle of public opinion until production stopped in 1989. Demolition of all buildings and clean up of the land was completed in 2005. I worked there from 1963 until 1988 and tell about some of my observations. I also describe my view of the anti-Rocky Flats movement that ultimately caused its closure.< 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
Nuclear Testing 2014 Calendar By Alex Wellerstein
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A 2014 calendar featuring 12 stunning photographs from American nuclear weapons tests. Includes 60 "on this day" style anniversaries noting many key events in nuclear history... More > — some well-known, some obscure. Curated by an historian of science who specializes in nuclear weapons history, with a number of the rare photographs scanned by his own hand from originals in the United States National Archives. All of the photographs contain small, artfully-composed captions with the name, date, explosive yield, and other information about the test image in question.< Less