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The weapons legacy of the cold war

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Published by Ashgate in Aldershot, Hants, England, Brookfield, Vt .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Security, International.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementedited by Dietrich Schroeer and Alessandro Pasconini.
    ContributionsSchroeer, Dietrich., Pascolini, A., 1944-, International School on Disarmament and Research on Conflicts. (18th : 1996 : Siena, Italy)
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsJZ5595 .W43 1997
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 230 p. ;
    Number of Pages230
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL673519M
    ISBN 10185521945X
    LC Control Number97019614

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      John Lewis Gaddis, Philip H. Gordon, Ernest R. May, and Jonathan Rosenberg, eds., Cold War Statesmen Confront the Bomb: Nuclear Diplomacy since New York: Oxford University Press, pp. US$ The persistence of nuclear weapons after the end of the Cold War raises questions about their strategic : Vojtech Mastny. The book deals with the years from the end of the Cold War until the present. It contains the following sections: The international level with chapters by Steward Patrick, John Oneal, and John Mueller; The Cold War legacy with contributions by Melvyn Leffler, Jeremi Suri, Vladimir Pechatnov, and Odd Arne Westad; The Role of Nuclear Weapons with chapters by David .

    ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: x, pages: illustrations, map ; 23 cm: Contents: Introduction to the new Bison Books edition --List of maps and illustrations --Acknowledgments --Introduction: the legacy --Beginnings: the land and the place --Building the plants: nuts, bolts, and chaos --"Tell 'em you're from Richland": regional . Weapons of the Cold War period. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Weapons of the Cold War. This category has the following 6 subcategories, out of 6 total. The following 6 pages are in this category, out of 6 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).


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