Nuclear Weapons: The Balance of Terror, the Quest for Peace

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SUNY Press, 1. 1. 1986 - 275 strán (strany)
This is a clear, non-technical and comprehensive study of nuclear strategy and the balance of power. The book is intended for both supporters and opponents of nuclear deterrence--indeed for all who believe that nuclear issues cannot be wished away or laid aside but must be addressed with knowledge, even if this means thinking about the unthinkable.

Within a coherent system of thought, this volume addresses the most fundamental issues of our time, such as the first-strike advantage, arms-control agreements, the Star Wars program, the "nuclear winter" hypothesis, and nuclear conflict itself. The book is packed with valuable factual information, including notes, diagrams, illustrations, and appendices.
 

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THE BALANCE OF TERROR
1
Mutual Assured Destruction
7
Soviet Postures
13
IS IT NECESSARY?
28
NUCLEAR WEAPONS AND WORLD POLITICS
38
INTRINSIC STABILITY
54
MILITARY CAPABILITIES
62
WARFIGHTING AND MINIMUM DETERRENCE
90
EXTENDED DETERRENCE AND FIRST NUCLEAR USE
129
LIMITING NUCLEAR WAR
154
General and Complete Disarmament by Agreement
171
Political Turbulence Worldwide
203
Postscript on Defences against Nuclear Weapons
209
Adequacy of Existing Capabilities
218
Functional Forms
227
FirstStrikers Advantage
232

ARMS CONTROL
102
DYNAMIC STABILITY
117

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Strana 240 - Nations, will assist the Party or Parties so attacked by taking forthwith, individually and in concert with the other Parties, such action as it deems necessary, including the use of armed force, to restore and maintain the security of the North Atlantic area.

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Economist A.J.C. Edwards is a graduate of Oxford University and Harvard University. Formerly affiliated with the British Royal College of Defence, he currently serves as Assistant Secretary in Her Majesty's Treasury.

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