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Should We Let the Bomb Spread?

Title:
Should We Let the Bomb Spread?
Format:
Paperback
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GPO Stock Number:
008-000-01216-4
ISBN:
9781584877349
Description

Nuclear deterrence and nonproliferation no longer enjoy the broad support they once did during the Cold War. Academics and security experts now question the ability of either to cope or check nuclear rogue states or terrorists. On the one hand, America’s closest allies—e.g., Japan and South Korea—believe American nuclear security guarantees are critical to their survival. If the United States is unwilling to provide Tokyo or Seoul with the assurance they believe they need, would it then not make sense for them to acquire nuclear forces of their own? On the other hand, with more nuclear-armed states and an increased willingness to use them, how likely is it that nuclear deterrence will work?

This volume investigates these questions. In it, six experts offer a variety of perspectives to catalyze debate. The result is a rich debate that goes well beyond current scholarship to challenge the very basis of prevailing nonproliferation and security policies.

ITEM AVAILABLE DATE 12/09/16.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1. Getting Past Nonproliferation 7
Harvey M. Sapolsky

2. Why U.S. Policy Makers Who Love the Bomb Don’t Think More is Better 28
W. Seth Carus

3. “At All Costs”: The Destructive Consequences of Antiproliferation Policy 62
John Mueller
4. Should We Let It All Go? 98
Victor Gilinsky

5. The Next Nuclear War 119
Matthew Kroenig and Rebecca Davis Gibbons

6. After Armageddon: The Potential Political Consequences of Third Use 158
Matthew Fuhrmann 

Audience

Policymakers, security analysts, and international diplomats may be interested in the information provided in this book. Students enrolled in International security and nuclear disarmament programs at the university level may be interested in this text for research relating to topical debates and term paper assignments.

Product Details

Availability Details:
In Stock
USA Price:
$26.00
International Price:
$36.40
Publisher:
Defense Dept., Army, US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute; and Nonprofieratrion Policy Education Center
Author:
  • Sokolski, Henry D.
Year/Pages:
2016: 237 p.
Notes:
Edited by Henry D. Sokolski.
Key Phrases:
  • Nuclear Proliferation
  • Bombs
Weight:
0.8125
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Cover:
Paper
Unit of Issue (US):
1
Unit of Issue (Non-US):
1
Item available Date:
12/01/2016
Last Status Update:
07/28/2017
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