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Nuclear first strike

consequences of a broken taboo

by George H. Quester

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  • 35 Currently reading

Published by Johns Hopkins University Press in Baltimore .
Written in English

  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Nuclear warfare.,
    • First strike (Nuclear strategy),
    • Military policy -- United States.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references and index.

      StatementGeorge H. Quester.
      LC ClassificationsU263 .Q47 2006
      The Physical Object
      Paginationp. cm.
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3398655M
      ISBN 100801882842, 0801882850
      LC Control Number2005012138

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