Cambridge, MA: Ballinger Publishing Company, 1985. Presumed first edition/first printing. Trade paperback. Glued binding. xvii, , 328,  p. Illustrations. Maps. Notes. Selected Bibliography. Glossary. Indexes. William M. Arkin (born May 15, 1956) is an American political commentator, best-selling author, journalist, activist, and former United States Army soldier. He has previously served as a military affairs analyst for the LA Times, the Washington Post, and the New York Times. Arkin served in U.S. Army intelligence from 1974 to 1978, and was stationed in West Berlin. After leaving the Army, he researched nuclear weapons and weapons policy during the Cold War. He co-authored four volumes of the Nuclear Weapons Databook series, reference books on nuclear weapons. Volume II revealed locations of all U.S. and foreign nuclear bases worldwide and was condemned by the Reagan Administration. The Reagan Administration went as far as to seek to put Arkin in jail for revealing the locations of American (and Soviet) nuclear weapons. His revelation of mini-nuke research by the Pentagon led to a 1994 Congressional ban and ultimately a pledge by the U.S. government not to develop new nuclear weapons. Condition: Good. Cover has some wear and soiling.
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