U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy; Confronting Today's Threats

Washington DC: Brookings Institution Press, 2006. Presumed first paperback edition. First printing [stated]. Trade paperback. xi, [3], 340, [4] pages. Index. Foreword by William J. Perry. George Bunn (May 26, 1925 – April 21, 2013) was an American diplomat, lawyer, and nonproliferation expert. He drafted the legislation that created the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (ACDA), was one of the lead U.S. negotiators of the nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT), served as Dean of the law school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and spent the last two decades of his career at the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University. Christopher Chyba is professor of astrophysical sciences and international affairs at Princeton University. His security-related research emphasizes nuclear weapons policy, arms control, and nonproliferation. Prior to coming to Princeton, Chyba co-directed Stanford University's Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC). Chyba served on the White House staff from 1993-1995, serving on the National Security Council staff, and then in the National Security Division of the Office of Science and Technology Policy. In August 2009, President Obama appointed him a member of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy: Confronting Today’s Threats (co-edited with Christopher Chyba) provided an overview of debates over what policies the United States should follow with respect to nuclear deterrence, arms control, and the spread of nuclear weapons.

This book examines the current danger from nuclear weapons and outlines strategies and programs that are appropriate for dealing with this danger. It was written by a group of experts with decades of experience in nuclear weapons design and testing, nuclear testing, nuclear policy, and arms control. This book first provides a baseline for discussion through an analysis of current U.S. nuclear weapons policies and strategies. It includes those for deterring or preempting the use of nuclear weapons against the United States or its allies, those for preventing the spread of nuclear weapons to additional nations or to terrorists; those for defending against an actual nuclear attack on the United States; and those for developing modified nuclear weapons designed and revising the U.S. nuclear weapons posture. This book then analyses changes in U.S. strategies and policies as they apply to nuclear weapons and the asks where U.S. nuclear weapons policy and strategy should go now.
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Keywords: Wolfgang Panofsky, Michael May, Nuclear Weapons, Deterrence, Preventive War, Nuclear Nonproliferation, William Perry. Nuclear Posture, Strategic Forces, Terrorism, Preventive Defense, Preemption

ISBN: 9780815713654

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