How Nuclear Weapons Spread

How Nuclear Weapons Spread

by Frank Barnaby
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415076749

ISBN-13: 9780415076746

Pub. Date: 09/23/1993

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In How Nuclear Weapons Spread, Frank Barnaby examines the far-reaching effects - both beneficial and detrimental - of nuclear weapons. He looks in detail at the nuclear programmes of Third World countries, including India, Israel and Pakistan which have or could very rapidly acquire nuclear weapons, and assesses the nuclear capabilities of countries such as

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In How Nuclear Weapons Spread, Frank Barnaby examines the far-reaching effects - both beneficial and detrimental - of nuclear weapons. He looks in detail at the nuclear programmes of Third World countries, including India, Israel and Pakistan which have or could very rapidly acquire nuclear weapons, and assesses the nuclear capabilities of countries such as Iran, Iraq and North Korea. He also considers the alarming possibility that terrorists might obtain nuclear weapons, and considers methods of controlling their spread.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415076746
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/23/1993
Series:
Operational Level of War Series
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
1310L (what's this?)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Table of Contents

Introduction
1The Link Between Peaceful and Military Nuclear Programmes1
2Nuclear Power in Electrical Energy Supply12
3The Plutonium Economy and Highly-Enriched Uranium17
4The Components of Nuclear and Thermonuclear Weapons27
5Nuclear-Weapon Testing42
6Dismantling Nuclear Weapons51
7Disposing of Plutonium57
8The Prospects for the Nuclear Arsenals64
9India's Nuclear Programme68
10Pakistan's Nuclear Programme75
11Israel's Nuclear Programme80
12Iraq's Nuclear-Weapon Programme86
13North Korea's Nuclear Programme94
14Argentina's Nuclear Programme100
15Brazil's Nuclear Programme106
16South Africa's Nuclear Programme111
17Iran's Nuclear Programme114
18Nuclear Proliferation to Sub-National Groups118
19Preventing the Spread of Nuclear Weapons124
20The Proliferation of Nuclear-Weapon Delivery Systems129
Appendix136
References143

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