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Author Younger, Stephen Michael, 1951-

Title The bomb : a new history / Stephen M. Younger.

Publication Info. New York : Ecco Press, [2009]


Location Call No. Status
 Bristol, Main Library - Non Fiction  355.8 Y88    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  355.825 YOUNGER    Check Shelf
 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Nonfiction  623.451 YOUNGER    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult Nonfiction  355.0217 YOU    Check Shelf
 Southington Library - Adult  623.4511 YOU    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  355.825 YO    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description x, 238 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Note Includes index.
Summary From his years in U.S. weapons systems to his meetings with nuclear arms experts in Moscow, former weapons designer Stephen M. Younger has witnessed firsthand the making of nuclear policy. With a deep understanding of both the technology and the politics, he guides us from the Manhattan Project to the Cold War and into the present day, illuminating how nuclear weapons fit into our globalized, war-plagued world. Younger reveals the myths and realities of how these weapons work, and how our nuclear policy evolved to what it is today. Does the United States genuinely need a massive stockpile in an era of precision bombs and missile defense? Under what circumstances might we need nuclear weapons in the future? How does the proliferation of weapons in the hands of other nations affect our own nuclear policy?
Contents Introduction : why nuclear weapons in the twenty-first century? -- A short history of nuclear weapons -- How did we arrive at the theory of mutually assured destruction? -- Current nuclear arsenals -- Targets and targeting -- Replacing nuclear weapons with advanced conventional weapons -- Nuclear proliferation -- Defense against nuclear attack -- Maintaining our nuclear forces -- The role of nuclear weapons in the twenty-first century.
Subject Nuclear weapons -- United States -- History.
Weapons of mass destruction -- United States -- History.
ISBN 9780061537196
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