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Command and control : nuclear weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the illusion of safety

by Schlosser, Eric (Author)

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"Famed investigative journalist Eric Schlosser digs deep to uncover secrets about the management of America's nuclear arsenal. A ground-breaking account of accidents, near-misses, extraordinary heroism, and technological breakthroughs, Command and Control explores the dilemma that has existed since... Full description


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Table of Contents:
  • The Titan. Not good ; New wave ; No lone zone ; Spheres within spheres ; Potential hazards
  • Machinery of control. The best, the biggest, and the most ; In violation ; Megadeath
  • Accidents will happen. Acceptable risks ; The optimum mix ; Breaking in
  • Out of control. Decapitation ; The brink ; An abnormal environment
  • Damascus. Balanced and unbalanced ; The wrong tape ; Like hell ; Confirm or deny ; The end.