Consuming Germany in the Cold War (Leisure, Consumption and

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Thus, there is little incentive to attack China. So too today, the essential first step in confronting the growing nuclear threat is to stare it full in the face. North Korea, meanwhile, is a tiny, impoverished, family-run country with a history of being invaded; its overwhelming preoccupation is survival, and every time it becomes more belligerent it reverses itself a few months later (witness last week, when Pyongyang told Seoul and Washington it was ready to return to the bargaining table).
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The Making of the Atomic Bomb

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However, even if a weapon is precisely delivered to the correct target point, countermeasures as simple as steel netting, boulder fields, or decoys complicate reliance on conventional weapons with limited radii of destruction. For one thing, nuclear weapons, no matter how tiny they are, are not exactly light; these things weighed fifty pounds or more, which made the term “suitcase” kind of a misnomer. Before the bombing, Iraq had developed plans and purchased some minor items for a 20- to 40-megawatt heavy water natural uranium reactor.
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The Evolution of Nuclear Strategy

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Financial barons from Wall Street were eager to be the architects of this new world order. The resultant increase in ultraviolet radiation has reduced plant growth and crop yields and made it easier to get sunburn. It is likely that it had little or no influence on McNamara himselfbecause he was already adamantly opposed to use of nuclear weapons. The capabilities of their own research and development complex should not be underestimated. At Blohm & Voss there was approximately a 25% reduction in workforce in the same period [p. 333].
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Saudi Arabia's Strategic Rocket Force: The Silent Service -

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There is around 500,000 kg plutonium in global stockpiles. Perrin publicly stated in 1986 that French scientists working in America on the Manhattan Project and in Canada during World War II were told they could use their knowledge in France provided they kept it a secret.8 Perrin reportedly provided nuclear data to Israel on the same basis.9 One Israeli scientist worked at the U. The first con�sideration applies in a conventional world; the second in a nuclear world.
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The American Nuclear Disarmament Dilemma, 1945-1963

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Before one can rationally discuss future defense needs, it is necessary to know what one is defending against. Asia Weekly, a Hong Kong-based news outlet, is reporting that Japan is secretly developing a nuclear weapons program in response to increasing hostilities with China over the East China Sea dispute. While humans and wildlife are equally in endangered by the impacts of a possible accident or merely coming in contact with the material, no species is yet in danger of extinction. 24.
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Nuclear Weapons: Select Issues from the Global Arena

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Little did anyone know how dramatically attention would shift two years later to nations outside the Treaty, when two of them, India and Pakistan, would write in subterranean fire the questions the Court neglected to answer: Is it lawful under international law, outside of the Non-Proliferation Treaty, for a nation to arm itself with a nuclear weapon? International law encompasses an extensive variety of issues of global concern such as: 1) human rights, 2) international crime, 3) disarmament, and 4) conduct of war.... [tags: legislation, territorial sea, nuclear weapons] Chemical and Biological Weaponry - Chemical and Biological Weaponry Introduction: A Modern Day Trojan Horse Although the envelope resembled a letter from a fourth grade student, the contents addressed to Senator Tom Daschle were life threatening.
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Fire In the East: The Rise of Asian Military Power and the

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But, with regard to the scale of killing, the recruitment of capable minds, the harnessing of science and technology (some perhaps hoping that the weapons would never be used, and others even opposing the use of the weapons after they were developed), the extent of organisation, the resort to effective management, and the choice of targets to maximise annihilation of Japanese civilians, the Manhattan project was like the concentration camps, in fact, even more horrendous in its impact.
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Nuclear Deterrence and Diplomacy

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And deterrent strategies make nuclear arms races pointless. There were multiple occasions during the Cold War years when we came extraordinarily close to catastrophe through a combination of human error or machine error or decisions made under operational stress. This became a topic of growing interest in the Pentagon and the military-oriented think-tanks as policymakers contemplated the horrifyingly massive nuclear options in the Single Integrated Operational Plan.
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Choice for Survival

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The equipment was transferred to Tennessee and was inspected by President Bush. But a Russia that begins to recover from its post-Cold War doldrums and reassert itself would stimulate renewed demands from Germany that the United States shore up its security commitments. As Winston Churchill observed, “Be careful above all things not to let go of the atomic weapon until you are sure and more than sure that other means of preserving peace are in your hands!” [3] Strategic nuclear weapons that can threaten an adversary’s valued targets from afar are, and are likely to remain, essential for holding particularly well-protected targets at risk for deterrence purposes.
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Reassessing the Implications of a Nuclear- Armed Iran

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Given the high density of actinides, this is certainly a feasible, if less than practical, material for use in constructing a nuclear weapon. You can create an infograpic and you could be on the front page of Cracked.com tomorrow! The outcome of Reagan's meeting with Gor­bachev at Reykjavík in October 1986 has long puz­zled journalists and scholars. Further, the security of India and Pakistans embryonic nuclear arsenals is uncertain, as is the question of whether weapons in these states are secured by Permissive Action Link (PAL) systems (coded, electronic locks).
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