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FEATURES – PRAGMATIC ESSENTIALS OF 21st CENTURY NUCLEAR POSTURE America’s Post-Post-Cold-War Deterrence Challenges


The books listed below were studied as part of my background research for this monograph. Additional sources included some relevant articles in the periodicals Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Scientific American, Undersea Warfare, The Submarine Review, the U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings, The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Wired, The New York Times, and The Washington Post as well as items excerpted in COMSUBLANT’s daily e-newsletter Undersea Warfare News. My further readings included variouson-line PDF texts regarding recent U.S., NATO, Chinese, and Russian defense strategy and nuclear deterrence posture.

Clark C. Abt, A Strategy for Terminating a Nuclear War(Boulder: West view, 1985).

Graham Allison; Cote’, Owen R., Jr., Falkenrath, Richard A., and Miller, Steven E., Avoiding Nuclear Anarchy: Containing the Threat of Loose Russian Nuclear Weapons and Fissile Material (Cambridge: MITPress, 1996).

Jeffrey A. Bader, Obama and China’s Rise: An Insider’s Account of America’s Asia Strategy(Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press, 2012).

Desmond Ball, and Richelson, Jeffrey, Strategic Nuclear Targeting(Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1986).

Richard K. Betts, Nuclear Blackmail and Nuclear Balance(Washington, DC: Brookings Institution, 1987).

Hans Blix, Why Nuclear Disarmament Matters(Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2008).

David Bodansky, Nuclear Energy: Principles, Practices, and Prospects(Woodbury: American Institute of Physics, 1996).

Paul Bracken, The Command and Control of Nuclear Forces(New Haven: Yale University Press, 1983).

Paul Bracken, The Second Nuclear Age: Strategy, Danger, and the New Power Politics(New York: Times Books,2012).

Bernard Brodie, Escalation and the Nuclear Option(Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1966).

Bernard Brodie, Strategy in the Missile Age(Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1965).

Michael E. Brown; Cote’, Owen R., Jr., Lynn-Jones, Sean M., and Miller, Steven E., Going Nuclear: Nuclear Proliferation and International Security in the 21st Century(Cambridge: MIT Press, 2010).

McGeorge Bundy; Crowe, William, Jr., and Drell, Sidney D., Reducing Nuclear Danger: The Road Away from the Brink(New York: Council on Foreign Relations Press, 1993).

Kurt M. Campbell, The Pivot: the Future of American Statecraft in Asia(New York: Hachette, 2016).

Glenn Alan Cheney, Chernobyl: The Ongoing Story of the World’s Deadliest Nuclear Disaster(New York: Maxwell Macmillan International, 1993).

The Committee for the Compilation of Materials on Damage Caused by the Atomic Bombs at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Hiroshima and Nagasaki: The Physical, Medical, and Social Effects of the Atomic Bombings(New York: Basic Books, 1981).

Therese Delpech, Nuclear Deterrence in the 21st Century(Santa Monica: RAND Corporation, 2012).

Paul R. Ehrlich; Sagan, Carl; Kennedy, Donald; and Roberts, Walter Orr, The Cold and the Dark: The World After Nuclear War(New York: Norton, 1984).

Harold P. Ford, and Winters, Francis X, S.J., Ethics and Nuclear Strategy? (Maryknoll: Orbis, 1977).

John Lewis Gaddis, The Cold War: a New History(New York: Penguin, 2005).

Alexander L. George, and Smoke, Richard, Deterrence in American Foreign Policy: Theory and Practice (New York: Columbia University Press, 1974).

Joseph Gerson, preface by Bello, Walden, Empire and the Bomb: How the US Uses Nuclear Weapons to Dominate the World(London: Pluto Press, 2007).

Avery Goldstein, Deterrence and Security in the 21stCentury: China, Britain, France, and the Enduring Legacy of the Nuclear Revolution(Stamford: Stamford University Press, 2000).

Michihiko Hachiya, M.D., Hiroshima Diary: The Journal of a Japanese Physician, August 6 –September 30, 1945, Fifty Years Later(Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1995).

Devin T. Hagerty, The Consequences of Nuclear Proliferation: Lessons from South Asia (Cambridge: MIT Press, 1998).

Morton H. Halperin, Limited War: An Essay on the Development of the Theory and an Annotated Bibliography(Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1962).

Wolfram F. Hanrieder, ed., Technology, Strategy, and Arms Control(Boulder: West view Press, 1986).

Mark A. Harwell, Nuclear Winter: The Human and Environmental Consequences of Nuclear War(New York: Springer-Verlag, 1984).

John Hersey, Hiroshima(New York: Knopf, 1985).

Fred Charles Ikle’, Every War Must End, 2nd revised edition(New York: Columbia University Press, 2005).

Fred Charles Ikle’, How Nations Negotiate(New York: Praeger, 1964).

Fred Charles Ikle’, The Social Impact of Bomb Destruction(Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1958).

Irving L. Janis, Air War and Emotional Stress(Westport: Greenwood Press, 1951).

Robert Jervis, The Illogic of American Nuclear Strategy(Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1984).

Robert Jervis; Lebow, Richard Ned and Stein, Janice Gross, Psychology & Deterrence(Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1985).

Herman Kahn, On Escalation: Metaphors and Scenarios(New York: Praeger, 1965).

Herman Kahn,Thinking About the Unthinkable(New York: Avon, 1962).

Herman Kahn, Thinking About the Unthinkable in the 1980s(New York: Simon & Schuster, 1984).

Fred Kaplan, The Wizards of Armageddon(Stamford: Stamford University Press, 1983).

Mark N. Katz, Leaving Without Losing: The War on Terror After Iraq and Afghanistan(Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012).

Paul Keckskemeti, Strategic Surrender: The Politics of Victory and Defeat(Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1968).

George F. Kennan, The Nuclear Delusion: Soviet-American Relations in the Atomic Age(New York: Pantheon, 1982).

Henry A. Kissinger, Nuclear Weapons and Foreign Policy: Abridged Edition(New York: Norton, 1969).

Henry A. Kissinger, World Order(New York: Penguin, 2014).

Klaus Knorr, and Read, Thornton, eds., Limited Strategic War(New York: Praeger, 1962).

Andrew F. Krepinevich, 7 Deadly Scenarios: A Military Futurist Explores War in the 21stCentury (New York: Bantam, 2009).

William Langewiesche, The Atomic Bazaar: The Rise of the Nuclear Poor(New York: Farrar, Straus, and Girouh, 2007).

Jeffrey A. Larsen, and Kartchner, Kerry M., eds., On Limited Nuclear War in the 21st Century (Stanford: Stanford Security Studies, 2013).

Michael Levi, On Nuclear Terrorism(Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2007).

Bobo Lo, Axis of Convenience: Moscow, Beijing, and the New Geopolitics(London: Chatham House, 2008).

Julius London, and White, Gilbert F., The Environmental Effects of Nuclear War(Boulder: Westview Press, 1984).

Michael Mandelbaum, The Nuclear Future(Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1983).

John J. Mearsheimer, Conventional Deterrence(Ithica: Cornell University Press, 1983).

Zhores Medvedev, The Legacy of Chernobyl(New York: Norton, 1990).

H. Peter Metzger, The Atomic Establishment(New York: Simon & Schuster, 1972).

Steven E. Miller, and Van Evera, Stephen, eds., The Star Wars Controversy(Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1986).

Patrick M. Morgan, Deterrence: A Conceptual Analysis(Beverly Hills: Sage Publications, 1983).

pin Narang, Nuclear Strategy in the Modern Era: Regional Powers and International Conflict(Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2014).

Tom Nichols, Stuart, Douglas, and McCausland, Jeffrey D., eds., Tactical Nuclear Weapons and NATO (Carlisle, PA: U.S. Army War College, 2012).

Paul H. Nitze, From Hiroshima to Glasnost: At the Center of Deci-sion, A Memoir(New York: Grove Weidenfeld, 1989).

Noel Perrin, Giving up the Gun: Japan’s Reversion to the Sword, 1543-1879(Boston: David R. Godine, Publisher, 1979).

William J. Perry, and Schlesinger, James R., America’s Strategic Posture: The Final Report of the Congressional Commission on the Strategic Posture of the United States(Washington, DC: U.S. Institute of Peace Press, 2009).

Barry R. Posen, Inadvertent Escalation: Conventional War and Nuclear Risks(Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1991).

George H. Quester, Nuclear Diplomacy: The First Twenty-five Years(New York: Dunnelen Publishing Co., 1970).

George H. Quester, Nuclear First Strike: Consequences of a Broken Taboo(Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006).

Richard Rhodes, Arsenals of Folly: The Making of the Nuclear Arms Race(New York: Vintage Books, 2007).

Richard Rhodes, Dark Sun: The Making of the Hydrogen Bomb (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1996).

Richard Rhodes, The Making of the Atomic Bomb(New York: Simon & Schuster, 1986).

Richard Rhodes, Nuclear Renewal: Common Sense About Energy(New York: Penguin Press, 1993).

Richard Rhodes, The Twilight of the Bombs: Recent Challenges, New Dangers, and the Prospects for a World Without Nuclear Weapons(New York: Vintage, 2010).

Scott D. Sagan, The Limits of Safety: Organizations, Accidents, and Nuclear Weapons(Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1993).

Scott D. Sagan, and Waltz, Kenneth N., The Spread of Nuclear Weapons: A Debate(New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 1995).

Thomas C. Schelling, Arms and Influence(New Haven: Yale University Press, 1966).

Thomas C. Schelling, The Strategy of Conflict(London: Oxford University Press, 1960).

Thomas C. Schelling, and Halperin, Morton H., Strategy and Arms Control(New York: Twentieth Century Fund, 1961).

Eric Schlosser, Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety(New York: Penguin Books, 2013).

Glenn T. Seaborg with Loeb, Benjamin S., Stemming the Tide: Arms Control in the Johnson Years(Lexington: Heath & Co., 1987).

Anthony Sokol, Sea Power in the Nuclear Age(Washington, DC: Public Affairs Press, 1961).

Etel Solingen, Nuclear Logics: Contrasting Paths in East Asia & The Middle East(Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2007).

Etel Solingen, ed., Sanctions, Statecraft, and Nuclear Proliferation(Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012).

Tom Stefanick, Strategic Antisubmarine Warfare and Naval Strategy(Lexington: D.C. Heath & Co., 1987).

Alix Strachey, The Unconscious Motives of War: A Psycho-AnalyticContribution(London: Unwin House, 1957).

The Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission, Freeing the World of Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Weapons (Stockholm:Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission, 2006).

Jeffrey Till, ed., Maritime Strategy and the Nuclear Age, Second Edition(New York: St. Martins, 1984).

Jerome B. Weisner, Where Science and Politics Meet(New York: McGraw-Hill, 1965).

Toshi Yoshihara, and Holmes, James R., Strategy in the Second Nuclear Age: Power, Ambition, and the Ultimate Weapon (Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2012).

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