The nuclear weapons world who, how, and when

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  • Nuclear weapons.,
  • Military policy -- Decision making.,
  • Public officials

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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

Book details

Statementedited by Patrick Burke.
ContributionsBurke, Patrick.
LC ClassificationsU264 .N84 1988
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 383 p. :
Number of Pages383
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19021083M
ISBN 100861877055

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