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Saddam Hussein's Nuclear Vision: An Atomic Shield and Sword For Conquest (ePub eBook)

Title:
Saddam Husseim's Nuclear Vision: An Atomic Shield and Sword for Conquest
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GPO Stock Number:
008-000-01044-7
ISBN:
9780160886775
Description

This study examines why Saddam Hussein pursued nuclear weapons and, as a basic aspect of that question, how he might have employed that capability had he acquired it, whether for deterrence, warfighting, or something else. As the key decision maker in Iraq, Saddam's own thinking was central. His perception of regional threats, primarily from Iran and Israel,were a prime motivator. In addition, Saddam viewed acquiring nuclear weapons as a potent vehicle to help legitimize his regime and burnish his personal image as leader both at home and in the Arab World, as a modernizer and defender of national interests. A better understanding of the Iraqi case can also clarify the enduring issues related to how regional leaders may view nuclear weapons in this world of looming proliferation.

Overall, this study suggests that any trend toward nuclear proliferation could contribute to destabilizing effects—as was the case with Iraq—and argues for the desirability of continuing vigorous international efforts to halt or slow proliferation.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Saddam Hussein’s Nuclear Vision
Conclusions
Appendix
Notes
About the Author

Audience

This study could be a valuable resource for military strategists, intelligence professionals, members of the military, and others involved with non-proliferation efforts.

Product Details

Availability Details:
In Stock
USA Price:
$2.75
International Price:
$3.85
Publisher:
Defense Dept., Navy, Marine Corps University Press
Author:
  • Cigar, Norman
Year/Pages:
2011: 99 p.
Key Phrases:
  • Middle East Studies Occasional Papers
  • Hussein, Saddam
  • Iraq War, 2003 -
  • Military History
  • Nuclear Vision
Weight:
0.8125
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Cover:
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Unit of Issue (US):
1
Unit of Issue (Non-US):
1
Item available Date:
06/01/2011
Last Status Update:
11/14/2017
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