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Title Page, Copyright Page

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pp. i-iv

Table of Contents

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pp. v-vi

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Foreword

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pp. vii-xiv

...President Truman confided to his diary, “We have discovered the most terrible bomb in the history of the world. It may be the fire destruction prophesied in the Euphrates Valley Era, after Noah and his fabulous Ark.” When Albert Einstein...

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Why Nuclear Arms Control Should be on the President's Agenda in 2013

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pp. 1-14

...the headlines about nuclear arms issues. To be sure, the efforts to dissuade the regime in Tehran from achieving a nuclear weapons capability and to persuade North Korea and its new young autocrat to abandon its already established...

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U.S. Nuclear Policies and Forces

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pp. 15-45

...foundation for U.S. security policy starting in the early 1950s, when substantial numbers of these weapons began to be introduced into the arsenal. Deterrence requires persuading a potential adversary that the risks and likely costs of aggression...

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Stragetic Nuclear Force Reductions After New Start

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pp. 46-80

...Soviet Union (or Russia) have engaged in negotiations to control and reduce strategic nuclear forces for more than forty years. However, only since the mid-1980s have Washington and Moscow pursued genuine nuclear reductions. The 1990...

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Addressing Nonstrategic Nuclear Weapons

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pp. 81-112

...U.S. and Soviet land-based missiles with ranges between 500 and 5,500 kilometers. Still, thousands of nonstrategic nuclear weapons exist today, particularly in the Russian inventory. Making a case for further cuts in strategic nuclear forces is becoming increasingly difficult while this category remains outside limits...

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Missile Defense Issues

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pp. 113-138

...Washington and Moscow, as they have done for much of the time since the 1960s. The Russians attach great importance to the interrelationship and assert that planned U.S. missile defense deployments in Europe could degrade...

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The Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty and Stockpile Maintenance

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pp. 139-161

...compromise has existed in American nuclear weapons policy. President Bill Clinton signed the treaty in 1996, but in 1999 the Senate refused to approve it for ratification. The Obama administration, according to its 2010 nuclear posture...

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Fissile Materials and a Production Cutoff

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pp. 162-174

...these two materials is present in all nuclear bombs. They are the fissile materials that are split into smaller atoms in the chain reactions that power all nuclear weapons, whether of the simple one-stage variety or the thermonuclear type. They are also difficult to isolate...

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Multilateralizing the Process—And Aspiring to Zero?

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pp. 175-198

...government should be thinking now about steps that could encourage other countries besides Russia to begin to reduce their nuclear arsenals and perhaps even move toward total elimination of nuclear weapons. This objective has been advocated by important voices...

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Looking Forward

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pp. 199-206

...mix, and addressing missile defense in a way that would remove the issue as an impediment to further nuclear reductions and irritant in the broader U.S.-Russia and NATO-Russia relationships. We have also suggested that the United States could ratify the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty and press to conclude a...

Appendix A

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pp. 207-216

Appendix B

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pp. 217-218

Notes

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pp. 219-230

Index

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pp. 231-242

Back Cover

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