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In the valley of the shadow : reflections on the morality of nuclear deterrence

Author: John H Kultgen
Publisher: New York : P. Lang, ©1999.
Series: Conflict and consciousness, vol. 7.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the years since Hiroshima, the United States has developed a policy of nuclear deterrence involving flexible response capped by assured destruction (FRAD). Implementing this policy has erected a massive system of armaments personnel, and a control and command structure that affects every area of national life. This work argues that the consequences of this structure, and the policy that motivates it, have been
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Kultgen, John H.
In the valley of the shadow.
New York : P. Lang, ©1999
(DLC) 99017506
(OCoLC)40776819
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John H Kultgen
OCLC Number: 607436840
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 415 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Prologue: Peace Is Our Profession. 1. Introduction --
pt. 1. Facts of the Matter. 2. Policies. 3. Arsenal and Strategies. 4. Measures and Intentions --
pt. 2. Moral Issues. 5. The Realists. 6. The Moralists. 7. The Moral Argument for Deterrence. 8. The Natural Law Argument Against Deterrence --
pt. 3. Against Use of Nuclear Weapons. 9. Precis of a Social Ethic. 10. Nuclear War and Proportionality. 11. Nuclear War and Discrimination --
pt. 4. Bases for Judgment of Deterrence. 12. The Question of Intentions. 13. Does Deterrence Work? --
pt. 5. The Pathology of Deterrence. 14. Seeds of Evil. 15. Growth of Evil. 16. Fruits of Evil. 17. The Way Out.
Series Title: Conflict and consciousness, vol. 7.
Responsibility: John Kultgen.

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"In the years since Hiroshima, the United States has developed a policy of nuclear deterrence involving flexible response capped by assured destruction (FRAD). Implementing this policy has erected a massive system of armaments personnel, and a control and command structure that affects every area of national life. This work argues that the consequences of this structure, and the policy that motivates it, have been uniformly bad, and the nation's nuclear stance is profoundly immoral.

The arguments of philosophers, strategic thinkers, and political leaders are defended and criticized in the course of this argument."--Jacket.

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