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Weapons of mass destruction : opposing viewpoints

Author: James D Torr
Publisher: San Diego : Greenhaven Press, ©2005.
Series: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Preventing the spread of biological, chemical, and nuclear weapons has become one of the main goals of U.S. defense policy, driving both homeland security initiatives and confrontations with rogue states. The viewpoints in the volume examine WMD threats from terrorist groups and "axis of evil" nations.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James D Torr
ISBN: 0737722509 9780737722505 0737722517 9780737722512
OCLC Number: 55000318
Description: 207 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: The likelihood of a nuclear missile attack is greater than ever before / John J. Stanton --
The likelihood of a nuclear missile attack has been exaggerated / Joseph Cirincione --
Biological terrorism poses a serious threat / Amy Sands --
The threat of biological terrorism has been exaggerated / John Parachini --
Negotiation can reduce the nuclear threat posed by North Korea / Leon V. Sigal --
Negotiation cannot reduce the nuclear threat posed by North Korea / Nicholas Eberstadt --
The United States must prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons / John R. Bolton --
The United States should not take an aggressive stand over Iran's nuclear program / Karim Sadjadpour --
The U.S. invasion of Iraq was based on false pretenses / Thomas R. Eddlem --
The U.S. invasion of Iraq was justified / Robert Kagan, William Kristol --
The United States should eliminate its nuclear arsenal / Jonathan Schell --
The United States should not eliminate its nuclear arsenal / C. Paul Robinson, interviewed by James Kitfield --
The United States should modernize its nuclear arsenal / Richard Lowry --
The United States should not modernize its nuclear arsenal / Michael A. Levi --
The United States should use its nuclear arsenal to deter nations from developing weapons of mass destruction / Loren B. Thompson --
The United States should not threaten other nations with its nuclear arsenal / Theresa Hitchens --
The United States should build a missile defense system / Brian T. Kennedy --
The United States should not build a missile defense system / George Rathjens, Carl Kaysen --
The United States should secure the materials used to make nuclear weapons / Graham Allison, Andrei Kokoshin --
The United States should aid global efforts to reduce the bioterrorism threat / Michael Barletta --
A strong public health system can manage the consequences of a biological attack / Rebecca Katz --
Nuclear detection teams can prevent nuclear terrorism / Jeffrey T. Richelson.
Series Title: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: James D. Torr, book editor.

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Preventing the spread of biological, chemical, and nuclear weapons has become one of the main goals of U.S. defense policy, driving both homeland security initiatives and confrontations with rogue states. The viewpoints in the volume examine WMD threats from terrorist groups and "axis of evil" nations.

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