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The button : the new nuclear arms race and presidential power from Truman to Trump

Author: William James Perry; Tom Z Collina
Publisher: Dallas, TX : BenBella Books, Inc., [2020]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"William J. Perry, Secretary of Defense in the Clinton administration and Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering in the Carter administration, and Tom Z. Collina, Director of Policy at Ploughshares Fund, a global security foundation in Washington, DC, reveal the shocking tales and sobering facts of nuclear executive authority throughout the atomic age, delivering a powerful condemnation against ever  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Perry, William James, 1927-
Button.
Dallas, TX : BenBella Books, Inc., [2020]
(DLC) 2019059815
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William James Perry; Tom Z Collina
ISBN: 9781948836999 1948836998
OCLC Number: 1119593219
Description: xxiii, 256 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface : "Your shot, Mr. President" --
The president's weapons --
Bolt from the blue --
Blundering into nuclear war --
Hacking the bomb --
No first use --
How not to spend $2 trillion --
Welcome to the new arms race --
The missile defense delusion --
Why do we still have the bomb? --
The atomic Titanic.
Other Titles: New nuclear arms race and presidential power from Truman to Trump
Responsibility: William J. Perry and Tom Z. Collina.

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"William J. Perry, Secretary of Defense in the Clinton administration and Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering in the Carter administration, and Tom Z. Collina, Director of Policy at Ploughshares Fund, a global security foundation in Washington, DC, reveal the shocking tales and sobering facts of nuclear executive authority throughout the atomic age, delivering a powerful condemnation against ever leaving explosive power this devastating under any one person's thumb"--

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