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Nuclear war : a scenario / Annie Jacobsen.

Jacobsen, Annie, (author.).

"Every generation, a journalist has looked deep into the heart of the nuclear military establishment: the technologies, the safeguards, the plans, and the risks. These projects are vital to how we understand the world we really live in: where one nuclear missile begets one in return; where the choreography of the world's end requires massive decisions made on seconds-notice, with information that is only as good as the intelligence we have. Annie Jacobsen's Nuclear War: A Scenario explores this ticking clock scenario, based on dozens of new interviews with military and civilian experts who have built the weapons; created the response plans; and been responsible for those decisions should they need to have been made. Nuclear War: A Scenario is unlike any other book in its depth and urgency"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9780593476093
  • ISBN: 0593476093
  • Physical Description: xxiv, 373 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: [New York, New York] : Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2024]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Place of publication from publisher's website.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-360) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue: Hell on earth -- Part 1: The buildup (or, how we got here) -- Part 2: The first 24 minutes -- Part 3: The next 24 minutes -- Part 4: The next (and final) 24 minutes -- Part 5: The next 24 months and beyond (or, where we are headed after a nuclear exchange).
Subject: Nuclear warfare > United States > Forecasting.
Nuclear crisis control > United States.
United States > Military policy.
United States > Defenses.
Nuclear weapons > Government policy.

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Parkland Community Library 355.0217 JAC (Text) 34422007418128 New Adult Nonfiction On Holds Shelf -

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