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Nuclear Past, Nuclear Present

Hiroshima, Nagasaki, And Contemporary Strategy, 1st Edition

By Ian Clark


158 pages

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The controversial atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 represent the only occasions when atomic weapons have been employed in war, yet surprisingly little attention has been paid to the relationship between the bombings and the course of subsequent nuclear strategy. Dr. Clark contends that the August 1945 experience was crucially forma

Table of Contents

Westview Special Studies -- The Hiroshima Axioms -- Our Present Discontents -- Nuclear Non-Decision Making -- Nuclear Policy and the Friction of War -- Nuclear War and Its Termination -- Nuclear War and Its Justification -- Hiroshima, Nagasaki and the Nuclear Present -- Conclusion

About the Author

Ian Clark is a fellow of Selwyn College and teaching fellow in Defense Studies at the University of Cambridge. He is author of Limited Nuclear War (1982) and coeditor of The Indian Ocean in Global Politics (Westview, 1981).

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