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Bracing for Armageddon: Why Civil Defense Never Worked

Dee Garrison

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195183191
eISBN:
9780199788804
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183191.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

At the dawn of the nuclear age, the US government was faced with an impossible task: to convince the American public that it could survive a nuclear attack. And so civil defense was born. Numerous ... More


The Soviet Union versus the United States

Paul C. Avey

in Tempting Fate: Why Nonnuclear States Confront Nuclear Opponents

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501740381
eISBN:
9781501740398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501740381.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter assesses Soviet behavior during the Berlin Crisis. The Soviet Union proceeded cautiously throughout the period of American atomic monopoly. That restraint continued during the Berlin ... More


Getting to Stalemate: How Much Is Enough?

Keir A. Lieber and Daryl G. Press

in The Myth of the Nuclear Revolution: Power Politics in the Atomic Age

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501749292
eISBN:
9781501749315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749292.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter analyzes how much nuclear retaliatory capability must countries build to reliably deter nuclear attack and how easy is it to establish nuclear stalemate. It discusses competing views and ... More


American Childhood and the Bomb

Margaret Peacock

in Innocent Weapons: The Soviet and American Politics of Childhood in the Cold War

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781469618579
eISBN:
9781469618593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618579.003.0007
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter focuses on how images of children were used by antinuclear groups to spur change in American foreign policy. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, children were seen as likely casualties of ... More


The Iranian Forces’ Counterattacks: First Steps (January–July 1981)

Pesach Malovany IDF (Ret.), Amatzia Baram, Kevin M. Woods, and Ronna Englesberg

in Wars of Modern Babylon: A History of the Iraqi Army from 1921 to 2003

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813169439
eISBN:
9780813169514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813169439.003.0009
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter deals with the second phase of the war between Iraq and Iran—the first Iranian counter attacks to drive the Iraqi forces from their territory, and the opening of the “war of attrition”. ... More


Hiroshima Traces: Time, Space, and the Dialectics of Memory

Lisa Yoneyama

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520085862
eISBN:
9780520914896
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520085862.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Remembering Hiroshima, the city obliterated by the world's first nuclear attack, has been a complicated and intensely politicized process, as we learn from this investigation of the “dialectics of ... More


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