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The button : the new nuclear arms race and presidential power from Truman to Trump

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"William J. Perry, Secretary of Defense in the Clinton administration and Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering in the Carter administration, and Tom Z. Collina, Director of Policy at Ploughshares Fund, a global security foundation in Washington, DC, reveal the shocking tales and sobering facts of nuclear executive authority throughout the atomic age, delivering a powerful condemnation against ever leaving explosive power this devastating under any one person's thumb"--

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Lyons Public Library 355.021 PER (Text)
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  • ISBN: 9781948836999
  • ISBN: 1948836998
  • Physical Description: xxiii, 256 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Dallas, TX : BenBella Books, Inc., [2020]

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Preface : "Your shot, Mr. President" -- The president's weapons -- Bolt from the blue -- Blundering into nuclear war -- Hacking the bomb -- No first use -- How not to spend $2 trillion -- Welcome to the new arms race -- The missile defense delusion -- Why do we still have the bomb? -- The atomic Titanic.
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"William J. Perry, Secretary of Defense in the Clinton administration and Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering in the Carter administration, and Tom Z. Collina, Director of Policy at Ploughshares Fund, a global security foundation in Washington, DC, reveal the shocking tales and sobering facts of nuclear executive authority throughout the atomic age, delivering a powerful condemnation against ever leaving explosive power this devastating under any one person's thumb"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Nuclear weapons > Government policy > United States > History.
Arms race > United States > History.
Nuclear arms control > United States > History.
War and emergency powers > United States > History.
Presidents > United States > History.
United States > Foreign relations > 20th century.
United States > Foreign relations > 21st century.
United States > Politics and government.


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