Caging The Genies / Edition 2

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Overview


The Cold War may be over, but you wouldn’t know it from the tens of thousands of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons of mass destruction still held by Russia, the United States, and other world powers. Arguing that the time has come to dispense with incremental approaches to arms control, Admiral Stansfield Turner, the former head of the CIA and an experienced senior military commander, proposes a practical yet safe plan—strategic escrow—that would move the world into a new and secure millennium. The paperback edition of this widely acclaimed work has been updated to consider the implications of such a build-down if applied to non-nuclear weapons of mass destruction. Specifically, Admiral Turner details how a plan for weapons reduction could be carried out for biological and chemical weapons and what tactical and strategic differences exist between de-escalation of nuclear and non-nuclear weapons.
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Editorial Reviews

Choice Magazine
His views on nuclear strategy command attention and show his innovation, concern, and insightfulness.... highly readable and appealling.
BusinessWeek
Provocative.... As a remedy for troubled efforts to shrink nuclear weapons stockpiles, the former CIA chief offers a blend of utopian wishes and pragmatic policy suggestions.... Turner's book is more than an arms-control proposal, however. It is a readable primer on nuclear weapons and strategy.
NY Times Book Review
[The book] is more than an arms-control proposal. It is a readable primer on nuclear weapons and strategy.
Booknews
Turner (former director of the Central Intelligence Agency) argues that the U.S. Government can and should take the lead in a world-wide disarmament strategy. The strategy would limit eight nuclear powers to a limit of 200 warheads that would be kept separate from their launchers in internationally supervised storage. Strangely, Turner views one of the major obstacles to his plan as the inability of the government to convince a reluctant population to remove the threat of mass destruction from over their heads. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
NY Times Book Review
[The book] is more than an arms-control proposal. It is a readable primer on nuclear weapons and strategy.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813366777
  • Publisher: Westview Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 208
  • Lexile: 1320L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 0.48 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Meet the Author


Stansfield Turner is the former head of the CIA and an experienced senior military commander. He is the author of Secrecy and Democracy and Terrorism and Democracy.
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