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Russian strategic nuclear forces

Author: P L Podvig; Oleg Bukharin
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A comprehensive databook of technical and institutional facts about the Soviet and Russian nuclear arsenal.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: P L Podvig; Oleg Bukharin
ISBN: 0262162024 9780262162029
OCLC Number: 46462906
Description: xxi, 692 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Soviet and Russian Strategic Nuclear Forces --
Making the First Nuclear Weapons --
The First Strategic Weapons --
Achieving Quantitative Parity --
The SALT I and ABM Treaties --
Strategic Modernization in the 1970s --
The SALT II Treaty --
The Modernization Program at the End of the 1970s --
The START I Treaty --
The Breakup of the Soviet Union --
The START II Treaty --
The Current State and Future of Russian Strategic Forces --
2. The Structure and Operations of Strategic Nuclear Forces --
The Structure of the Armed Forces --
The Decision-Making Mechanism --
The Defense Industry --
Operations of Stragetic Forces --
3. The Nuclear Weapons Production Complex --
The History of Nuclear Weapons Development --
The Nuclear-Industrial Complex --
The Nuclear Weapons Life Cycle --
4. The Strategic Rocket Forces --
The History of the Strategic Rocket Forces --
The Organizational Structure of the Strategic Rocket Forces --
Missile Systems --
Combat Operations of the Strategic Rocket Forces --
App. 4A. Land-Based Missile Systems --
5. Naval Strategic Nuclear Forces --
The History of the Creation of the Ballistic-Missile Submarine Fleet --
The Structure of Naval Strategic Nuclear Forces --
Strategic Missile Submarines and Sea-Launched Ballistic Missiles --
Combat Patrol --
App. 5A. Ballistic-Missile Submarines --
App. 5B. Sea-Launched Ballistic Missiles --
6. Strategic Aviation --
The History of the Development of Strategic Aviation --
The Structure of Strategic Aviation --
Bomber Development and Production --
Strategic Aviation Operations --
App. 6A. Strategic Bombers --
7. Strategic Defense --
Air Defense Forces --
The Present Structure of Russian Air Defense Forces --
Combat Duty --
8. Nuclear Tests --
The Main Stages of the Soviet Nuclear Test Program --
The Organization of Soviet Nuclear Tests --
Test Ranges --
Industrial Nuclear Explosions --
Summary List of Nuclear Explosions --
Afterword: Russian Strategic Nuclear Forces in Transition --
App. Designations of Soviet and Russian Strategic Systems --
The Center for Arms Control, Energy and Environmental Studies and The Security Studies Program.
Responsibility: edited by Pavel Podvig ; [with contributions from] Oleg Bukharin [and others].

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