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The case for U.S. nuclear weapons in the 21st century, Brad Roberts

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The case for U.S. nuclear weapons in the 21st century
Title
The case for U.S. nuclear weapons in the 21st century
Statement of responsibility
Brad Roberts
Title variation
Case for U.S. nuclear weapons in the twenty first century
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book is a counter to the conventional wisdom that the United States can and should do more to reduce both the role of nuclear weapons in its security strategies and the number of weapons in its arsenal. The case against nuclear weapons has been made on many grounds―including historical, political, and moral. But, Brad Roberts argues, it has not so far been informed by the experience of the United States since the Cold War in trying to adapt deterrence to a changed world, and to create the conditions that would allow further significant changes to U.S. nuclear policy and posture. Drawing on the author's experience in the making and implementation of U.S. policy in the Obama administration, this book examines that real world experience and finds important lessons for the disarmament enterprise. Central conclusions of the work are that other nuclear-armed states are not prepared to join the United States in making reductions, and that unilateral steps by the United States to disarm further would be harmful to its interests and those of its allies. The book ultimately argues in favor of patience and persistence in the implementation of a balanced approach to nuclear strategy that encompasses political efforts to reduce nuclear dangers along with military efforts to deter them
Cataloging source
CSt/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Roberts, Brad
Dewey number
355.02/170973
Index
index present
LC call number
UA23
LC item number
.R59 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Deterrence (Strategy)
  • National security
  • United States
  • United States
  • Deterrence (Strategy)
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Military policy
  • National security
  • Nuclear weapons
  • United States
Label
The case for U.S. nuclear weapons in the 21st century, Brad Roberts
Link
http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=45859
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The evolution of U.S. nuclear policy and posture since the end of the Cold War -- The first new problem : nuclear-armed regional challengers -- The new regional deterrence strategy -- The second new problem : relations with Putin's Russia -- The evolving relationship with China -- Extended deterrence and strategic stability in Europe -- Extended deterrence and strategic stability in Northeast Asia -- The broader nuclear assurance agenda -- Conclusions -- Epilogue : implications for future strategy, policy, and posture reviews
Control code
ocn908286962
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 340 pages
Isbn
9780804797139
Lccn
2015016028
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780804797139
  • (OCoLC)908286962
Label
The case for U.S. nuclear weapons in the 21st century, Brad Roberts
Link
http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=45859
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The evolution of U.S. nuclear policy and posture since the end of the Cold War -- The first new problem : nuclear-armed regional challengers -- The new regional deterrence strategy -- The second new problem : relations with Putin's Russia -- The evolving relationship with China -- Extended deterrence and strategic stability in Europe -- Extended deterrence and strategic stability in Northeast Asia -- The broader nuclear assurance agenda -- Conclusions -- Epilogue : implications for future strategy, policy, and posture reviews
Control code
ocn908286962
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 340 pages
Isbn
9780804797139
Lccn
2015016028
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780804797139
  • (OCoLC)908286962

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