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The Second Nuclear Age

Strategy, Danger, and the New Power Politics
Bracken, Paul J. (Book - 2012 )
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Drawing on years of experience analyzing defense strategy, the author advocates for renewed U.S. attention to nuclear weapons and discusses how their presence will transform the way crises develop and escalate.
Authors: Bracken, Paul J.
Title: The second nuclear age
strategy, danger, and the new power politics
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Co., 2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 306 p. ;,25 cm.
Notes: Includes index.
Contents: Introduction: the bomb returns for a second act
Part one: Enduring truths: game changer; a most useful weapon; lessons of the first nuclear age
Part two: The new power politics: the new logic of armageddon; the Middle East; South Asia; East Asia
Part three: The way forward: have we forgotten too much?; global dynamics; a fifty-year problem
Conclusion: the maturing second nuclear age.
Summary: Drawing on years of experience analyzing defense strategy, the author advocates for renewed U.S. attention to nuclear weapons and discusses how their presence will transform the way crises develop and escalate.
Local Note: 15 35 53 112 118 152
ISBN: 9780805094305
080509430X
Statement of Responsibility: Paul Bracken
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Headings: Nuclear weapons Political aspects. Balance of power. Deterrence (Strategy) International relations History 21st century.
Topical Term: Nuclear weapons
Balance of power.
Deterrence (Strategy)
International relations
LCCN: 2012015062
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Feb 24, 2013
  • windcyclist rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“We should not wait for the first nuclear crisis of this century to start thinking about what to do…” Admiral Mike Mullen, USN, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The Middle East, South Asia, & East Asia – Israel, Pakistan, India, China, Great Britain, France, China, Russia, & U.S. have the nuclear bomb with Iran in pursuit. Should the U.S. add Japan to the nuclear age?

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