Nuclear nightmares : securing the world before it is too late /

There is a high risk that someone will use, by accident or design, one or more of the 17,000 nuclear weapons in the world today. Many thought such threats ended with the Cold War or that current policies can prevent or contain nuclear disaster. They are dead wrong -- these weapons, possessed by stat...

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Main Author: Cirincione, Joseph.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: New York : Columbia University Press, [2013]
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505 0 |a Part I. Promise ; Legacy ; Pivot -- Part II. Nightmares. Arsenals & accidents ; Calculating Armageddon ; Exploding budgets ; The 95 percent ; The most dangerous country on Earth -- Part III. Solutions. Posture & proliferation ; The end of proliferation ; Foundations. 
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