Spying on the Bomb: American Nuclear Intelligence from Nazi Germany to Iran and North Korea

Spying on the Bomb: American Nuclear Intelligence from Nazi Germany to Iran and North Korea

by Jeffrey T. Richelson

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393329827
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 09/24/2007
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 704
Sales rank: 1,034,607
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

Jeffrey T. Richelson (1949—2017) was the author of several books on intelligence, including Spying on the Bomb and Defusing Armageddon. He was a Senior Fellow with the National Security Archive.

Table of Contents


List of Maps     9
Preface     11
A Terrifying Prospect: Nazi Germany     17
Lightning Strikes: The Soviet Union 1945-1953     62
The View from Above: The Soviet Union 1954-1961     105
Mao's Explosive Thoughts: The People's Republic of China through 1968     137
An Elated General, a Smiling Buddha: France and India through 1974     195
"Pariahs": Israel, South Africa, and Taiwan through the 1970s     236
The Double Flash: The Vela Incident: September 1979     383
Rogues: Iraq, North Korea, Libya, and Pakistan through 1991     317
"Pariahs" Revisited: Israel, South Africa, and Taiwan in the 1980s and early 1990s     360
Big Bangs: French and Chinese testing; suspected Russian testing in the 1990s     401
Pokhran Surprise: Indian and Pakistani tests in May 1998     427
Inspectors and Spies: Iraq from the end of the Gulf War through December 1998     447
Flawed Intelligence: Iraq, 1999-2004     470
Trouble Waiting to Happen: Iran and North Korea, from the 1990s to 2005     503
Epilogue: Iran and North Korea, 2006-2007     545
Abbreviations and Acronyms     569
Acknowledgments     573
Notes     575
Index     705

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