New Nuclear Nations

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Several nations are challenging decades of effort by the international community to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons. Robert D. Blackwill and Albert Carnesale, along with eight other experts, analyze the national security consequences for the United States if new nuclear-weapon states emerge to threaten American interests. The contributors examine the nations most likely to cross the nuclear threshold and how these countries would acquire, maintain, and protect their new nuclear weapons capabilities.

Individual chapters address: how nuclear weapons in Saddam Hussein's hands could have altered the outcome of the Gulf War; the ways that American diplomacy and international arms control could meet the dangers posed by new nuclear nations; U.S. military options for dealing with the nuclear weapons and delivery systems of new proliferators; the role and limitations of intelligence in penetrating hostile nuclear programs; and the circumstances--if any--under which the United States should provide technical assistance to increase the safety of emerging nuclear arsenals.

A comprehensive analytical effort, New Nuclear Nations peers into a dangerous new world that could soon confront the United States and concludes with a series of specific policy recommendations for coping with the threat.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780876091531
  • Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
  • Publication date: 12/1/1993
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 284
  • Product dimensions: 0.64 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction: Understanding the Problem 3
2 New Nuclear Threats to U.S. Security 20
3 Arms Control for New Nuclear Nations 53
4 Diplomatic Measures 77
5 Assistance to Newly Proliferating Nations 97
6 Implications for U.S. Military Strategy 135
7 Offensive Military Options 162
8 Defenses Against New Nuclear Threats 196
9 The Role of Intelligence 216
10 Conclusions and Recommendations 253
Contributors 261
Index 265
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