Weapons Of Mass Destruction, 1st Edition

  • Michael Kort
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  • ISBN-10: 1438129696
  • ISBN-13: 9781438129693
  • DDC: 358.3
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 384 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released March 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010

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WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION provides an objective analysis of a subject easily distorted by fear. It begins with a history of the ancient and medieval use in warfare of biological weapons and goes on to explain how governments and terrorist factions have refined this practice to include biological, chemical, and nuclear weapons as a means of coercion or as a deterrent. The book examines past and current U.S. policies regarding WMD---including the decision to drop atomic bombs on Japan during World War II---and how an arms race ultimately led to a cold war with the Soviet Union. The volume then offers an international perspective through discussion of how other major players---Russia, Israel, India, Pakistan, and North Korea---Have each chosen to approach the issue of WMD.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Maps, Graphs, and Tables.
List of Acronyms.
1: At Issue.
2: Introduction.
3: Focus on the United States.
4: Global Perspectives.
5: Primary Sources.
6: United States Documents.
7: International Documents.
8: Research Tools.
9: How to Research Weapons of Mass Destruction.
10: Facts and Figures.
11: Key Players A to Z.
12: Organizations and Agencies.
13: Annotated Bibliography.