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"Expansion of the Sanford Lectures delivered ... at Duke University in October 1986"--Title page verso.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-199) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
The risk of war The first half century of the nuclear age : evolution of U.S. and Soviet nuclear forces and strategy, 1940-1990 Nuclear myths : misconceptions that endanger our security The next half century : alternative ways of reducing the risk of nuclear war, 1990-2040 Geneva : a step toward our long-term goal Turning away from nuclear disaster Appendix I : U.S. and Soviet strategic warheads Appendix II : the technology race Appendix III : U.S. and Soviet nuclear arsenals in 1985 Appendix IV : growth of U.S. and Soviet strategic nuclear missile and bomber forces, 1945-1990 Appendix V : the star wars defense system: a technical note glossary.