U S Armed Forces Nuclear Biological And Chemical Survival Manual

Author: George Captain Galdorisi
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780786725762
Release Date: 2008-08-06
Genre: Reference

Military experts teach you how to survive an attack on American soil, from North Korean missiles to weaponized smallpox North Korean nukes. Dirty bombs in train stations. Chemical warfare. Americans have more reasons than ever to be afraid. If a nuclear missile strikes, will you know what to do? If a nerve agent is released in your subway system or office building, will you be safe? The U.S. Armed Forces Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Survival Manual gives you the information you need to survive a terrorist attack. It contains the best practices of all the United States' military services, adapted for the first time for civilian use. With this manual, you will be able to take action to protect your family and loved ones, whether you are just beginning to think about the possibility of attack, or are well along the path of equipping yourself against a nuclear, biological, or chemical strike. Experts agree that it's only a matter of time before a rogue terrorist or an enemy nation breaks through our defenses. This handbook is the single most effective tool you can own to protect yourself and your family against the danger looming over our homeland. This manual will show you how to: Protect yourself during a chemical or biological attack Recognize the indicators of nuclear, chemical and biological attack Develop a simple and effective family action plan Guard against the radiological effects of a dirty bomb Assist victims of nuclear, chemical, or biological agents Assemble and store the everyday materials that could save your life

The Evolution of U S Army nuclear doctrine

Author: John P. Rose
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015004287796
Release Date: 1980
Genre: History

Major Rose er i staben ved U.S. Military Academy, West Point. - Gør gældende, at udviklingen, både nuklear og konventionel - i den amerikanske hærs taktiske doktrin har taget mere hensyn til politiske formål end til den nukleare krigsskueplads reelle forhold og krav.

Command and Control

Author: Eric Schlosser
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 9783406655968
Release Date: 2013-09-30
Genre: Political Science

Arkansas, 18. September 1980, abends: Bei Routinearbeiten an einer gefechtsbereiten Titan-II-Rakete rutscht einem Arbeiter ein Schraubenschlüssel aus der Hand. »O Mann, das ist nicht gut”, ist sein erster Gedanke. Das Missgeschick führt zu einer Kettenreaktion, der größte je gebaute Atomsprengkopf droht zu explodieren ... Weltweit sind Tausende von Atomsprengköpfen stationiert. Viele von ihnen werden rund um die Uhr gefechtsbereit gehalten, damit sie innerhalb einer Minute starten und eine unvorstellbare Verwüstung anrichten können. Was das für die Soldaten in den unterirdischen Bunkern heißt und welche Gefahren von den scharfen Atomwaffen ausgehen, ist uns kaum bewusst. Der Journalist und Bestseller-Autor Eric Schlosser deckt in diesem zeithistorischen Thriller auf der Grundlage von geheimen Unterlagen des Verteidigungsministeriums und Interviews mit Augenzeugen einen dramatischen Unfall in einem Atomwaffensilo der USA auf, der um ein Haar mehrere amerikanische Großstädte vernichtet hätte. In diesen Krimi einer am Ende gerade noch gelungenen Rettung flicht er die Geschichte der amerikanischen Atomrüstung ein. Er erzählt, wie Raketen und Sprengköpfe rund um die Uhr abschussbereit gehalten werden und wie die Menschen ticken, die ihr Leben für die Sicherheit der Massenvernichtungswaffen einsetzen. Eine spektakuläre Geschichte des Kalten Krieges und der Atomrüstung «von unten»: aus der Sicht der Soldaten in den Silos, die mit einem falschen Handgriff die Apokalypse auslösen können. «Atemberaubend, ... mitreißend ... Eric Schlosser verbindet profunde Informationen mit der Erzählung haarsträubender Details zu zahlreichen Unfällen und zeigt, dass auch die besten Kontrollsysteme nicht menschlichen Fehlern, Missgeschicken und der wachsenden technologischen Komplexität gewachsen sind.» Publisher’s Weekly »Ebenso anschaulich wie erschütternd ... Eine umfassende und beunruhigende Untersuchung über die Illusion der Sicherheit von Atomwaffen.” Kirkus Reviews «Die weltweiten Atwomwaffenarsenale sind nicht so sicher, wie sie sein sollten – das ist die Botschaft dieses faszinierenden und aufwühlenden Buches.» Lee H. Hamilton, ehemaliger Kongress-Abgeordneter der USA und Co-Vorsitzender der Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future

First Strike

Author: Robert C. Aldridge
Publisher: South End Press
ISBN: 0896081540
Release Date: 1983
Genre: Political Science

Discusses the development of the nuclear weapons of the United States and examines the American military policies concerning nuclear war

The Cold War U S Army

Author: Ingo Trauschweizer
Publisher:
ISBN: STANFORD:36105131794054
Release Date: 2008
Genre: History

Focuses on the Seventh Army in West Germany--the largest and best-prepared field army ever deployed by the U.S. in peacetime--to show how the U.S. army redefined its identity, structure, and mission in order to avoid obsolescence during the Cold War era of nuclear weapons and air power.

The Army s Nuclear Power Program

Author: Lawrence H. Suid
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313272263
Release Date: 1990
Genre: History

The role of the military in the development of atomic energy is examined in this study if the U.S. Army's nuclear power program. Beginning with the Army's proposals to produce nuclear power plants for remote bases, Suid traces the complete history of this program. The initial struggles with the Atomic Energy Commission are fully detailed, as are the formal organization of the program, the building of a prototype nuclear plant, and the program's subsequent development and eventual decline. A list of suggested readings and a comprehensive index complete the volume.

Learning to Love the Bomb

Author: Sean M. Maloney
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN: 9781612342474
Release Date: 2007
Genre: History

In Learning to Love the Bomb, Sean M. Maloney explores the controversial subject of Canada's acquisition of nuclear weapons during the Cold War. Based on newly declassified Canadian and U.S. documents, it examines policy, strategy, operational, and technical matters and weaves these seemingly disparate elements into a compelling story that finally unlocks several Cold War mysteries. For example, while U.S. military forces during the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis were focused on the Caribbean Sea and the southeastern United States, Canadian forces assumed responsibility for defending the northern United States, with aircraft armed with nuclear depth charges flying patrols and guarding against missile attack by Soviet submarines. This defensive strategy was a closely guarded secret because it conflicted with Canada's image as a peacekeeper and therefore a more passive member of NATO than its ally to the south. It is revealed here for the first time. The place of nuclear weapons in Canadian history has, until now, been a highly secret and misunderstood field subject to rumor, rhetoric, half-truths, and propaganda. Learning to Love the Bomb reveals the truth about Canada's role as a nuclear power.

American Defense Policy

Author: Peter L. Hays
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 0801854733
Release Date: 1997
Genre: History

ong valued by instructors of courses in political science, international relations, military affairs, and American national security, American Defense Policy remains the most complete introduction to the vital security issues facing the United States. Thoroughly updated to include the challenges of post-Cold War security, the seventh edition returns to the book's classic format of organizing essential readings around a defense policy process model. Part 1 introduces the subject and establishes the context for studying American defense policy making; Part 2 examines the roles of the chief players in policy formation and implementation; Part 3 outlines the various processes involved in policy formulation; and Parts 4 and 5 address current U.S. defense policies, reviewing excerpts from key defense policy statements and assessing the likely challenges for future policy makers.

Implosion

Author: Bart Brasher
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313314675
Release Date: 2000
Genre: History

A detailed examination of the downsizing of all four military services, including reductions in both human and material resources, and an assessment of the current and future effects of force restructuring.

United States Military Forces and Installations in Europe

Author: Simon Duke
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0198291329
Release Date: 1989
Genre: Political Science

For many people who live in Europe, the presence of substantial US military forces is a matter of concern and debate, which has tended so far to centre around a few highly-visible bases, such as the cruise missile locations. Apart from these few bases, relatively little is known about the sizeand extent of the US military presence in Europe. This book aims to fill that gap by providing the raw data on what is where. The study also highlights the historical details behind the acquisition of bases in individual countries, and summarizes and analyses all of the basing agreements between the US and its host nations which are available to the public. The book a timely contribution to the debate: as discussionsbegin for possible post-INF cuts in superpower force levels in Europe, there is an urgent need for accurate and unbiased information on US forces in Western Europe and on the massive infrastructure that supports those forces.

China s Military Modernization

Author: Larry M. Wortzel
Publisher: Praeger Pub Text
ISBN: UCSD:31822003117033
Release Date: 1988
Genre: History

"This work offers a basic understanding of the military-strategic basis and trajectory of a rising China, provides background, and outlines current and future issues concerning China's rise in strategic-military influence. The next decade may witness China's assertion of military or strategic pressure on Japan, the Korean Peninsula, India, the South China Sea, the Taiwan Strait, Central Asia, or even on behalf of future allies in Africa and Latin America. While conflict is not a foregone conclusion, as indicated by China's increasing participation in many benign international organizations, it is a fact that China's leadership will pursue its interests as it sees them, which may not always coincide with those of the United States, its friends, and allies."--Publisher.

Reassessing the Implications of a Nuclear Armed Iran

Author: Judith S. Yaphe
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 9781437914894
Release Date: 2009-08
Genre:

A 2005 update of ¿The Strategic Implications of a Nuclear-Armed Iran¿ by Kori Schake and Judith Yaphe, which had been issued in 2001 by the Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS). Contents of this report: Iran¿s Perspective: National Rights and Nuclear Weapons; Neighbors, Negotiators, and Non-proliferators; U.S. Policy Options; Endnotes; Appendix A: Timeline of Iran¿s Path to Nuclear Weapons; Appendix B: Iran¿s Nuclear Program: Status, Risks, and Prospects; Appendix C: Walking the Tightrope: Israeli Options in Response to Iranian Nuclear Developments.