Stockpile: The Story Behide 10,000 Strategic Nuclear Weapons

Stockpile: The Story Behide 10,000 Strategic Nuclear Weapons

by Jerry Miller
     
 

In 1960 there were some 3,500 strategic nuclear weapons in the United States and by the mid-1970s there were more than 10,000. This book, written by a member of the U.S. nuclear weapons force, gives an account of that buildup and the efforts taken to keep the stockpile under control. Jerry Miller highlights the strategies, targeting and attack plans, and arms

Overview

In 1960 there were some 3,500 strategic nuclear weapons in the United States and by the mid-1970s there were more than 10,000. This book, written by a member of the U.S. nuclear weapons force, gives an account of that buildup and the efforts taken to keep the stockpile under control. Jerry Miller highlights the strategies, targeting and attack plans, and arms control measures associated with the bomb. He addresses the role of the military in establishing requirements and the role of the scientists in meeting those requirements and identifies the weapons’ strengths and weaknesses and their significance for the future. A final chapter reviews threat scenarios and suggests actions to bring the nuclear force into line.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591145318
Publisher:
Naval Institute Press
Publication date:
09/15/2010
Pages:
273
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Jerry Miller, Vice Adm., USN (Ret.), was a nuclear weapons delivery pilot and a nuclear plans monitor and helped prepare the National Strategic Target List and Single Integrated Operational Plan for waging nuclear war. Following retirement, he participated in arms control meetings with the Soviets. He lives in Oakton, VA.

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