Nuclear First Strike: Consequences of a Broken Taboo

Nuclear First Strike: Consequences of a Broken Taboo

George H. Quester


This provocative and well timed paintings examines quite a few eventualities during which the deployment of nuclear guns may ensue, the possible outcomes of such an escalation, the most probably international reactions, and the believable coverage ramifications. instead of projecting the actual harm that will outcome from nuclear assaults, George H. Quester bargains an exploration of the political, mental, and social aftermath of nuclear clash.

The prospect of nuclear attack―sixty years after atomic bombs destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki―is tricky to confront on many degrees. We may possibly steer clear of the dialogue for emotional purposes, for worry of producing a self-confirming speculation, or just as a result basic "nuclear taboo." yet there also are self-denying propositions to be harnessed the following: if the area provides a few enhance concept to how nuclear guns will be used back, such assaults could be headed off.

If the area avoids nuclear guns use until eventually the 12 months 2045, it will likely be capable of have fun 100 years of nuclear harmony. Quester means that this can be accomplished in the course of the cautious attention of attainable nuclear deployment eventualities and their effects. during this insightful research, he presents a kick off point for proficient and centred mirrored image and training.

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