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Dangerous ground : America's failed arms control policy, from FDR to Obama

Author: Scott Ritter
Publisher: New York : Nation Books, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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More than a comprehensive history of America's trouble relationship with nuclear weapons, Ritter also provides a clarion call for an informed citizenry from which will emerge a leadership and government driven not by fear, but reason.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Scott Ritter
ISBN: 9781568583990 1568583990
OCLC Number: 191926280
Description: xxiv, 435 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue: Missile crisis --
The genie escapes --
Red scare myths --
Massive retaliation --
Missile gaps --
SIOP versus "Big Ivan" --
On the edge of the nuclear abyss --
Unfulfilled promises: the limited test ban treaty and nonproliferation --
Missed opportunities --
Peace through strength --
The end of détente --
The Cold War begins anew --
Three minutes until midnight --
The triumph of reason --
Neglect and decay --
The end of arms control --
Conclusion: Toward a nuclear weapons-free world.
Responsibility: Scott Ritter.

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