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Changing concepts of nuclear war

Stewart Menaul

Changing concepts of nuclear war

by Stewart Menaul

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Published by Institute for the Study of Conflict in London, England .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Nuclear warfare

  • Edition Notes

    StatementStewart Menaul.
    SeriesConflict studies -- no. 125., Conflict studies -- no. 125.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination15 p. ;
    Number of Pages15
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17763880M

      Sagan, like many at the time, believed nuclear war was the single greatest threat facing humanity. Others—including policymakers in the Reagan administration—believed a nuclear war was winnable, or at least survivable. Making the danger of nuclear winter real to them, Sagan believed, would take more than : Matthew R. Francis. Indonesia. Indonesia is a semi-annual journal devoted to the timely study of Indonesia’s culture, history, government, economy, and society. It features original scholarly articles, interviews, translations, and book .

    The rise and fall of the concept of nuclear winter, played out in research activity, public relations, and Reagan-era politics. The nuclear winter phenomenon burst upon the public's consciousness in Added to the horror of a nuclear war's immediate effects was the fear that the smoke from fires ignited by the explosions would block the sun, creating an extended “winter” that might. From the author the classic The Wizards of Armageddon and Pulitzer Prize finalist comes the definitive history of American policy on nuclear war—and Presidents’ actions in nuclear crises—from Truman to Trump. Fred Kaplan, hailed by The New York Times as “a rare combination of defense intellectual and pugnacious reporter,” takes us into the White House Situation Room, the Joint Chiefs Released on: Janu

      THE BOMB. Presidents, Generals, and the Secret History of Nuclear War. By Fred Kaplan. It’s an old joke, but a good one. “Doctor, my son thinks he’s a chicken,” a father tells a Author: Justin Vogt. “A nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought.” Ronald Reagan, State of the Union Despite the end of the Cold War over two decades ago, humanity still has o nuclear of these are hundreds of times more powerful than those that obliterated Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and they may be able to create a decade-long nuclear winter that could kill most people on .


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Additional Physical Format: Online version: Menaul, Stewart. Changing concepts of nuclear war. London: Institute for the Study of Conflict, The Changing Face of Nuclear Warfare Paperback – January 1, by Laurence W. Martin (Author) › Visit Amazon's Laurence W.

Martin Page. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. See search results for this author. Are you an author. Learn about Author Central Cited by: 2. This book is a well-researched history of Strategic Air Command (SAC) and of SAC’s influence on US national security strategy during the first 20 years of the Cold War.

Kaplan shows how US nuclear strategy went from being focused on winning nuclear war to being more in line with the MAD thinking made famous by early deterrence scholars.

At a time when unprecedented change in international affairs is forcing governments, citizens, and armed forces everywhere to re-assess the question of whether military solutions to political problems are possible any longer, Martin van Creveld has written an audacious searching examination of the nature of war and of its radical transformation in our own time/5.

On Thermonuclear War was controversial when originally published and remains so today. It is iconoclastic, crosses disciplinary boundaries, and finally it is calm Changing concepts of nuclear war book compellingly reasonable.

The book was widely read on both sides of the Iron Curtain and the result was serious revision in both Western and Soviet strategy and doctrine.4/5. Make no mistake, the character of war is changing, because it always is. War is a social construct, an interaction between political communities.

Its expression changes in line with the tools we use to make those interactions. Wise commanders will recognize these changes and adapt their formations and weapons to suit them.

On Thermonuclear War was controversial when originally published and remains so today. It is iconoclastic, crosses disciplinary boundaries, and finally it is calm and compellingly reasonable. The book was widely read on both sides of the Iron Curtain and the result was serious revision in both Western and Soviet strategy and doctrine.

As a result, both sides were better able to 5/5(1). 5 For the development of this argument, see Mueller, John, Retreat from Doomsday: The Obsoles cence of Major War (New York: Basic Books, ); for a comparison of nuclear weapons and changing attitudes towards war as determinants of the long peace, see Mueller, John, ‘ The Essential Irrelevance of Nuclear Weapons: Stability in the Postwar World ’, International Security, 13 Cited by: The change in character of war engendered by the nuclear revolution must be analyzed in its global context - the changing role of force and the threat of force in achieving political ends.

The nuclear revolution brings into being a paradox of security by turning upside down the traditional correlation between a nation's military force and its. New Book Presents A 'Secret History' Of Nuclear War Planning In America In The Bomb, journalist Fred Kaplan reveals how U.S.

presidents, their. Offensive strategies. Air supremacy – A degree of air superiority where a side holds complete control of air power over opposing forces.

Control of the air is the aerial equivalent of Command of the sea.; Attrition warfare – A strategy of wearing down the enemy to the point of collapse through continuous loss of personnel and material. Used to defeat enemies with low resources and high morale. Nuclear proliferation is greatly enhancing the likelihood of nuclear war.

It dramatically increases the number of scenarios for small-scale nuclear wars or nuclear terrorism, that could escalate to nuclear war between the superpowers.

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Eight UK government officials act out their potential response and decisions in a simulated war game scenario in which escalation of nuclear threat between India and Pakistan leads to nuclear war and quite likely the end of the world/10().

Fred Kaplan is the national-security columnist for Slate and the author of five previous books, Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War, The Insurgents: David Petraeus and the Plot to Change the American Way of War (a Pulitzer Prize finalist and New York Times bestseller),Daydream Believers, and The Wizards of Armageddon.

He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Brooke Gladstone.4/5(31). This chapter opens the book by connecting fundamental, and most likely familiar, concepts of forces, power and energy forms to the subject matter of nuclear energy. Energy forms addressed include potential, kinetic, mechanical, electrical, thermal, radiant, and electromagnetic energies.

The Day After Midnight entered the market in a veritable glut of nuclear war books—at leastaccording to a count by Publishers Weekly—that followed the success of Schell’s : Alexis C. Madrigal. Latest book reviews, author interviews, and reading trends. How coronavirus will change the US, from where we live to the way we connect e.g., the general U.S.

plan for nuclear war. Henry Kissinger's view on tactical nuclear war in his controversial book Nuclear Weapons and Foreign Policy was that any nuclear weapon exploded in air burst mode that was below kiloton in yield and thus averting serious fallout, may be more decisive and less costly in human lives than a protracted conventional war.

The three main risks of nuclear war — and one wild card. Those that have nuclear weapons, many have argued, will never use destruction and human devastation is so unimaginable that it. "The book is a revelation, and it raises so many essential questions that have been very inadequately discussed about nuclear war, realistic appraisal of its consequences and nuclear winter.

Ellsberg places his discussion inside a history of the law of war since the early 20th century.On Future War, Martin Van Creveld, Brassey's, An examination of war's changing nature in our time looking how the traditional concepts of war being the domain of nation states (Clausewitzian) is now outdated with the growth of liberation movements and terrorism.

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