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Title Nuclear weapons security crises : what does history teach? / Henry D. Sokolski, Bruno Tertrais, editors
Published Carlisle, PA : Strategic Studies Institute and U.S. Army War College Press, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (x, 283 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Introduction. 1. The unexpected risk : the impact of political crises on the security and control of nuclear weapons / Bruno Tertrais -- Part I : Case studies. 2. A "nuclear coup"? France, the Algerian War, and the April 1961 nuclear test / Bruno Tertrais -- 3. Securing nuclear arsenals : a Chinese case study / Mark A. Stokes -- 4. Controlling Soviet/Russian nuclear weapons in times of instability / Nikolai Sokov -- 5. Political transitions and nuclear management in Pakistan / Feroz Hassan Khan -- Part II : Lessons learned. 6. The conundrum of close calls : lessons learned for securing nuclear weapons / Reid B.C. Pauly and Scott D. Sagan -- 7. Nuclear command and control in crisis : old lessons from new history / Peter D. Feaver -- 8. Securing nuclear arsenals in times of political turmoil : "top 10" lessons learned / Gregory F. Giles -- 9. Beyond crises : the unending challenge of controlling nuclear weapons and materials / Matthew Bunn
Summary At the height of the Cultural Revolution a Chinese long-range nuclear missile is fired within the country, and the nuclear warhead it is carrying detonates. A French nuclear device is exploded in Algeria during a coup there. The Soviet empire has collapsed, and shots are fired at a Russian crowd intent on rushing a nuclear weapons-laden plane straining to remove a stash of nuclear weapons to a safer locale. Pakistani civilian governments are routinely pushed aside by a powerful, nuclear-armed military that observers worry might yet itself fall prey to a faction willing to seize a portion of Pakistan's nuclear arsenal. This volume reveals previously unknown details on each case and teases out what is to be learned. This book is ideal not only for policymakers and analysts, but for historians and teachers as well
Notes "July 2013."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (SSI, viewed July 31, 2013)
Subject Nuclear arms control -- Case studies
Nuclear crisis control -- Case studies
Nuclear weapons -- Management -- Case studies
Nuclear arms control.
Nuclear crisis control.
Nuclear weapons -- Management.
Form Electronic book
Author Sokolski, Henry D., editor
Tertrais, Bruno, editor
Army War College (U.S.). Press, publisher
Army War College (U.S.). Strategic Studies Institute, issuing body
Other Titles What does history teach?