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Command and control : nuclear weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the illusion of safety / Eric Schlosser.

Schlosser, Eric, (author.).
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  • ISBN: 9781101638668 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 1101638664 (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 632 pages)
  • Publisher: New York, New York : The Penguin Press, 2013.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 583-611) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
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.
Summary, etc.:
Presents a minute-by-minute account of an H-bomb accident that nearly caused a nuclear disaster, examining other near misses and America's growing susceptibility to a catastrophic event.
Source of Description Note:
Description based on print version record.
Subject: Nuclear weapons > Accidents > United States > History.
Nuclear weapons > Accidents > Arkansas > History.
Titan (Missile) > History.
United States. Air Force. Strategic Air Command. Strategic Missile Wing, 308th.
Nuclear weapons > United States > Safety measures.
Nuclear weapons > Government policy > United States.
20th Century.
Nuclear Warfare.
Genre: Electronic books.

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