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New York: Frederick A. Praeger, 1965. Presumed first edition/first printing. Hardcover. xvii, , 308 pages. 22 cm. Occasional footnotes. Index. Hudson Institute Series on National Security and International Order Number 1. DJ has wear, soiling, and tears. Pencil erasure residue on half-title. Herman Kahn (February 15, 1922 July 7, 1983) was one of the preeminent futurists of the latter third of the twentieth century. He was a founder of the Hudson Institute and originally came to prominence as a military strategist and systems theorist while employed at RAND Corporation, USA. He was known for analyzing the likely consequences of nuclear war and recommending ways to improve survivability; a notoriety that made him an inspiration for the title character of Stanley Kubrick's film satire, Dr. Strangelove. His theories contributed to the development of the nuclear strategy of the United States....Kahn's major contributions were the strategies he developed during the Cold War to contemplate "the unthinkable", namely, nuclear warfare, by using scenario planning and applications of game theory.
Cambridge, MA: Ballinger Pub. Company, c1982. Presumed First Edition, First printing [stated]. Hardcover. 24 cm, xxvii, , 422,  pages. Illustrations. Notes. Index. Foreword by Sen. William Proxmire. Dr. Katz had worked with the Joint Committee on Defense Production of the U. S. Congress had contributed to its report entitled :Economic and Social Consequences of Nuclear Attacks on the U.S.
Cambridge, MA: Ballinger Publishing Company, 1982. Presumed First Paperback Edition, Second printing [stated]. Trade paperback. xxvii, , 422,  pages. Illustrations. Notes. Index. Cover has some wear and soiling. Foreword by Sen. William Proxmire. Dr. Katz had worked with the Joint Committee on Defense Production of the U. S. Congress had contributed to its report entitled "Economic and Social Consequences of Nuclear Attacks on the U.S."
Washington DC, and Pearl River, NY: Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, and Economists Allied for Arms Reduction, 2003. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. xix, , 100 pages. Preface by Kenneth J. Arrow. Authors include William A. Cox, David Gold, and Rodney W. Jones. Footnotes. Tables. Sources. Format is approximately 8.5 inches by 11 inches. Cover has slight wear and soiling. In the early 1980s, technology had matured to consider space based missile defense options. Precision hit-to-kill systems more reliable than the early Nike Zeus were thought possible. With these improvements, the Reagan Administration promoted the Strategic Defense Initiative, an ambitious plan to provide a comprehensive defense against an all-out ICBM attack. Reagan established the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization (SDIO), which was later changed to the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (BMDO). In 2002, BMDO's name was changed to its current title, the Missile Defense Agency (MDA).