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Nunn, Sam

Works: 370 works in 541 publications in 1 language and 6,566 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Documentary-style films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Contributor, Interviewee, wpr, Other, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: UB323, 327.1747
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Most widely held works by Sam Nunn
Nuclear security : the problems and the road ahead by George Pratt Shultz( )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Concern about the threat posed by nuclear weapons has preoccupied the United States and presidents of the United States since the beginning of the nuclear era. Nuclear Security draws from papers presented at the 2013 meeting of the American Nuclear Society examining worldwide efforts to control nuclear weapons and ensure the safety of the nuclear enterprise of weapons and reactors against catastrophic accidents. The distinguished contributors, all known for their long-standing interest in getting better control of the threats posed by nuclear weapons and reactors, discuss what we can learn from past successes and failures and attempt to identify the key ingredients for a road ahead that can lead us toward a world free of nuclear weapons. The authors review historical efforts to deal with the challenge of nuclear weapons, with a focus on the momentous arms control negotiations between President Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev. They offer specific recommendations for reducing risks that should be adopted by the nuclear enterprise, both military and civilian, in the United States and abroad. Since the risks posed by the nuclear enterprise are so high, they conclude, no reasonable effort should be spared to ensure safety and security"--Back cover
A sharper choice on North Korea : engaging China for a stable Northeast Asia by Council on Foreign Relations( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since 1953, when an armistice put an end to the major military operations of the Korean War, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), the Republic of Korea (ROK), and the United States Forces Korea have been trapped in an increasingly dangerous cycle in which North Korea provokes a militarized crisis until minor concessions settle the situation at a new normal. The U.S.-ROK alliance has succeeded in preventing these recurrent crises from igniting a war, but this cycle of provocation hides perilous long-term trends. North Korea's accelerating nuclear and missile programs pose a grave and expanding threat to the territory of U.S. allies, to U.S. personnel stationed in the region, and to the continental United States. More generally, North Korea's behavior has endangered the emergence of a stable and prosperous Northeast Asia. The United States and its allies have failed to meet their critical objectives: to roll back North Korea's expanding nuclear and ballistic missile programs and prevent it from spreading nuclear and missile technology to dangerous actors around the world. China's reluctance to pressure the DPRK has allowed the regime to further destabilize a region critical to U.S. national interests, to systematically perpetrate crimes against humanity, and to threaten the safety of U.S. allies. The countervailing diplomatic, economic, and military steps required to deter and contain the North Korean regime threaten to aggravate U.S. tensions with China just as the United States and its regional partners are attempting to encourage China's rise to remain consistent with a peaceful, prosperous, and just regional order ... The United States should act immediately to secure its interests and those of its allies against the grave and growing North Korean nuclear and missile threats by expanding U.S.-ROK-Japan cooperation to actively and strictly enforce sanctions on North Korea and by strengthening its joint deterrence profile ... The United States should also make a new approach to China. To enlist China in the effort to bring about a stable and nonnuclear Korean Peninsula, U.S. officials should propose a dialogue on the future of the Korean Peninsula to demonstrate that it is in both countries' security interests to find a comprehensive resolution to the problem. A unified response to North Korea stands the greatest chance of finding a lasting solution on the peninsula and of forging a stable and prosperous Northeast Asia, and is by far the preferable course of action. As long as North Korea retains a nuclear capability, the U.S.-China relationship will be strained. To the extent that Beijing declines to cooperate or this effort does not show results, the United States and its allies will have no choice but to greatly accelerate efforts with Japan and South Korea to bring about a Korean Peninsula without nuclear weapons"--Executive summary
Domestic missions for the Armed Forces by Sam Nunn( )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the summer of 1992, Senator Sam Nunn, Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, initiated legislation to enhance civilian and military cooperative efforts in meeting critical domestic needs. In a speech before the Senate Armed Services Committee, he called for a major reexamination of the roles and missions of the nation's Armed Forces to help solve these problems. The political context of Senator Nunn's speech is as important as its content. The cold war was over, domestic crises were manifesting themselves, and the Armed Forces, especially after the Gulf War, enjoyed unprecedented prestige and unique capabilities and efficiencies. These efficiencies, Senator Nunn believes, can be turned on domestic difficulties. As budgets were cut, the broad area of roles and missions also became the vehicle for scrubbing the budget and revalidating missions and force structures. The revalidation process continues and, in simple terms, the defense budget will see dollars being taken out or new missions added. This paper details Senator Nunn's ideas for new missions. It sets forth his speech, the relevant materials from reports of the Senate Armed Services Committee and the House-Senate Conference Committee (Appendix A), and the final text of the legislation as enacted in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1993 (Appendix B)
Sam Nunn on arms control by Sam Nunn( Book )

4 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Senator Nunn stands out among American leaders as a spokesman for a strong defense who recognizes, as Churchill did, that defense must not be considered an end in itself but as it relates to foreign policy objectives. Senator Nunn has made an important contribution to arms control through innovative proposals for such arrangements as risk reduction centers. The breadth of his foreign policy thinking goes beyond defense. In this book, the reader can trace Senator Nunn's views on a variety of arms control issues in the 1980s. What is most striking is the consistency of his approach and the continuity of his thought
The CSIS Strengthening of America Commission by CSIS Strengthening of America Commission( Book )

3 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

NATO : can the alliance be saved? by Sam Nunn( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Federal parole practices : better management and legislative changes are needed : report to the Honorable Sam Nunn, United States Senate by United States( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nunn 1990 : a new military strategy by Sam Nunn( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Measures of military capability : a discussion of their merits, limitations, and interrelationships : report to the Honorable Sam Nunn, ranking minority member, Committee on Armed Services, United States Senate by United States( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated current measures used by the Department of Defense (DOD) to report military capabilities, focusing on: (1) formal and informal measures of force structure, modernization, readiness, and sustainability; and (2) merits and limitations of those measures. GAO found that, while DOD believes that military capabilities have improved significantly after 5 years of defense budget growth, changes in military capabilities are difficult to quantify. While many indicators are available to assess specific elements of military capability, no single indicator exists to describe overall capability. DOD infers military capability from various measures relating to combat readiness, sustainability, modernization, and force structure. GAO also found that: (1) appropriations that directly affect one component of military capability frequently have an impact on other components; (2) the Unit Status and Identity Report, which is the primary system for reporting unit level readiness, is an internal management tool that compares the number and types of personnel and materiel on hand against wartime requirements; and (3) the Force Readiness Report, which is submitted to Congress in support of executive branch budget requests, is the most comprehensive indicator of current force readiness. In addition, GAO suggested that DOD: (1) document the linkage between resources requested and benefits expected from those resources; (2) improve the Force Readiness Report to provide a clearer indication of current readiness and continuing trends; (3) incorporate into the Force Readiness Report a perspective on theater readiness; (4) benchmark reported readiness status against wartime requirements or applicable peacetime goals; and (5) project benefits resulting from increased training, including benefits related to support capabilities
Nuclear energy safety challenges in the former Soviet Union : a consensus report of the CSIS Congressional Study Group and Task Force by CSIS Congressional Study Group and Task Force( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Managing the global nuclear materials threat : a report of the CSIS Nuclear Materials Management Project( Book )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

NATO and the new Soviet threat : report of Senator Sam Nunn and Senator Dewey F. Bartlett to the Committee on Armed Services, United States Senate by Sam Nunn( Book )

6 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An all-volunteer force for the United States? by Edward W Brooke( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Last best chance( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on facts, this docudrama illustrates the threat posed by vulnerable nuclear weapons and materials around the world
Recruiting malpractice : extent, causes, and potentials for improvement : report to the honorable Sam Nunn, member, Committee on Armed Services by United States( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A survey was conducted of the armed forces recruiting personnel in all services, including active, National Guard, and Reserve. The results indicate the perceptions of recruiters, noncommissioned officer supervisors, and commanding officers on: the extent of malpractice within the respective service recruiting programs; possible causes for these actions; and probable corrective actions. On the basis of the survey, malpractice was found to be a continuing problem in every service component except the Air National Guard. The types of problems and their extent varied by service component, but there were some predominant trends. Most respondents believed that the major reason for malpractice was the goals or quotas that recruiters were required to meet. The desire to help applicants was the next most frequent reason given. The respondents were asked to evaluate the likely success of specific corrective actions. The most frequently endorsed corrective action was reducing or eliminating unnecessary recruiter administrative and processing responsibilities. The written comments of recruiting personnel concerned such things as: (1) the need to return to a draft, (2) the impact of pressure to meet quotas, (3) a questioning of the need for various enlistment standards and requirements, and (4) the negative effect of recruiting duty on a recruiter's financial status and family life
Recruiting malpractice, extent, causes, and potentials for improvement. : report to the Honorable Sam Nunn, member, Committee on Armed Services : summary by United States( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vietnam aid, the painful options : report of Senator Sam Nunn to the Committee on Armed Services, United States Senate, February 12, 1975 by Sam Nunn( Book )

3 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nuclear tipping point( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduced by Colin Powell, Nuclear Tipping Point is a conversation with former Secretary of State George Shultz, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, former Secretary of Defense Bill Perry and former Senator Sam Nunn in support of a world free of nuclear weapons
Stopping the decline in US-Russian relations by Robert D Blackwill( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

U.S.-Russian relations are poised to resume their drift toward mutual alienation in the face of NATO enlargement. Failure to halt the downward spiral soon will jeopardize arms control regimes and erode U.S.-Russian nonproliferation cooperation. If relations are to improve, the initiative will have to come from the American side. The authors state that the United States should broaden the context of enlargement so as to emphasize Russia's legitimate security interests and a role in managing European security. It should pursue an agreement on a NATO-Russian charter to institutionalize NATO-Russian security concerns. If some of the heat can be taken out of the NATO enlargement issue, it is possible the Russian leadership might come to support START II if modifications and incentives were forthcoming. The authors suggest a variety of ways to fix the Conventional Forces in Europe treaty to lower ceiling levels. The goal should be to move quickly, recognizing that June-July will bring the enlargement invitations
Principles for health care reform : the second report of the CSIS Strengthening of America Commission by CSIS Strengthening of America Commission( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Managing the global nuclear materials threat : a report of the CSIS Nuclear Materials Management Project
Alternative Names
Nunn, Samuel 1938-

Nunn, Samuel Augustus

Nunn, Samuel Augustus 1938-

Sam Nunn American lawyer and politician

Sam Nunn Amerikaans politicus

Sam Nunn amerikai szenátor

Sam Nunn amerikansk politikar

Sam Nunn amerikansk politiker

Sam Nunn homme politique américain

Sam Nunn politico e avvocato statunitense

Sam Nunn US-amerikanesche Politiker

Sam Nunn US-amerikanischer Geschäftsmann und Politiker

Семюел Нанн

Сэмюэл Нанн

سام نون سیاست‌مدار آمریکایی



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