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No use : nuclear weapons and U.S. national security

Author: Thomas M Nichols
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2014.
Series: Haney Foundation series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"For more than forty years, the United States has maintained a public commitment to nuclear disarmament, and every president from Ronald Reagan to Barack Obama has gradually reduced the size of America's nuclear forces. Yet even now, over two decades after the end of the Cold War, the United States maintains a huge nuclear arsenal on high alert and ready for war. The Americans, like the Russians, the Chinese, and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas M Nichols
ISBN: 9780812245660 0812245660
OCLC Number: 842880483
Description: xiv, 217 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface --
Introduction. Why nuclear weapons still matter --
Nuclear strategy, 1950-1990 : the search for meaning --
Nuclear weapons after the Cold War : promise and failure --
The return of minimum deterrence --
Small states and nuclear war --
Conclusion. The price of nuclear peace.
Series Title: Haney Foundation series.
Responsibility: Thomas M. Nichols.

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In No Use, national security scholar Thomas M. Nichols examines the role of nuclear weapons and their prominence in U.S. security strategy, ultimately arguing that this belief in the utility of  Read more...

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