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Arms control policy : a guide to the issues

Author: Marie Isabelle Chevrier
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger, ©2012.
Series: Contemporary military, strategic, and security issues.
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Arms control was an issue of perennial concern during the second half of the 20th century and continues to command attention today. How did the many arms control treaties come to be, what have they accomplished, and, perhaps most important, where do we go from here?
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marie Isabelle Chevrier
ISBN: 9780275994570 0275994570 9781567207118 1567207111
OCLC Number: 793340048
Description: xiv, 204 pages : maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Controlling the growth of nuclear weapons and delivery systems: nuclear arms control between the United States and the Soviet Union/Russian Federation --
Multilateral nuclear arms control: controlling the spread and testing of nuclear weapons --
Controlling biological and chemical weapons --
Controlling antipersonnel land mines, cluster munitions and explosive remnants of war --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Contemporary military, strategic, and security issues.
Responsibility: Marie Isabelle Chevrier.

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In this work, an expert on biological weapons offers a thoughtful examination of the political and technical issues that have affected the implementation of arms control agreements from the 1960s to  Read more...

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"Chevrier (Rutgers Univ., Camden) provides an excellent analytical survey of crucial areas of arms control... Summing Up: Highly recommended. All readership levels." - Choice

 
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