The Kremlin's Nuclear Sword: The Kremlin's Nuclear Sword / Edition 1

The Kremlin's Nuclear Sword: The Kremlin's Nuclear Sword / Edition 1

by Steven J. Zaloga, Sj Zaloga
ISBN-10:
1588340074
ISBN-13:
9781588340078
Pub. Date:
02/28/2002
Publisher:
Smithsonian Institution Press

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The Kremlin's Nuclear Sword: The Kremlin's Nuclear Sword / Edition 1

The prevailing Western view of Russia’s Cold War strategic nuclear weapons policy is that it resulted from a two-part interplay between the leaders of the Communist Party and the military. Steven J. Zaloga has found that a third contributor—the Russian defense industry—also played a vital role.

Drawing from elusive Russian source material and interviews with many proud Russian and Ukrainian engineers, Zaloga presents a definitive account of Russia’s strategic forces, who built them, and why. The book is the first in English to refer to the weapons by their actual Soviet names, providing the bedrock for future works. Helpful appendices list U.S., NATO, and other designations, and the illustrations provide clear visual references.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781588340078
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press
Publication date: 02/28/2002
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacev
Chapter 1.Revolution in Military Affairs: 1946-19531
Chapter 2.Bomber vs. Missile: 1953-195922
Chapter 3.Deploying the First Generation: 1960-196560
Chapter 4.The Race for Parity: 1965-1973101
Chapter 5.Beyond Parity: 1973-1985135
Chapter 6.To the Brink of Collapse: 1985-1991178
Chapter 7.Soviet Becomes Russian: 1991-2000215
Appendix 1.Missile Technical Data231
Appendix 2.Soviet Strategic Forces, 1960-Present241
Appendix 3.Guide to Soviet and Western Designations249
Notes257
Index293

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