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The doomsday machine : confessions of a nuclear war planner / Daniel Ellsberg.

Ellsberg, Daniel, (author.).
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  • ISBN: 9781608196708
  • ISBN: 1608196704
  • Physical Description: 420 pages ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2017.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-387) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Part I. The bomb and I -- How could I? The making of a nuclear war planner -- Command and control: managing catastrophe -- Delegation: how many fingers on the button? -- Iwakuni: nuclear weapons off the books -- The Pacific Command -- The war plan: reading the JSCP -- Briefing Bundy -- "My" war plan -- Questions for the Joint Chiefs: how many will die? -- Berlin and the missile gap -- A tale of two speeches -- My Cuban missile crisis -- Cuba: the real story -- Part II. The road to doomsday -- Bombing cities -- Burning cities -- Killing a nation -- Risking doomsday I: Atmospheric ignition -- Risking doomsday II: The hell bomb -- The Strangelove paradox -- First-use threats: using our nuclear weapons -- Dismantling the doomsday machine.
Summary, etc.:
"Here, for the first time, former high level defense analyst Daniel Ellsberg reveals his shocking first-hand account of America's nuclear program in the 1960s. From the remotest air bases in the Pacific Command, where he discovered that the authority to initiate use of nuclear weapons was widely delegated, to the secret plans for general nuclear war under Eisenhower, which, if executed, would cause the near-extinction of humanity, Ellsberg shows that the legacy of this most dangerous arms buildup in the history of civilization--and its proposed renewal under the Trump administration--threatens our very survival. No other insider with high level access has written so candidly of the nuclear strategy of the late Eisenhower and early Kennedy years, and nothing has fundamentally changed since that era. Framed as a memoir--a chronicle of madness in which Ellsberg acknowledges participating--this gripping expose reads like a thriller and offers feasible steps we can take to dismantle the existing "doomsday machine" and avoid nuclear catastrophe, returning Ellsberg to his role as whistleblower. The Doomsday Machine is thus a real-life Dr. Strangelove story and an ultimately hopeful--and powerfully important--book about not just our country, but the future of the world."--Provided by publisher.
Subject: Ellsberg, Daniel.
United States. Department of Defense > Officials and employees > Biography.
Rand Corporation > Biography.
Nuclear weapons > United States > History > 20th century.
Nuclear warfare > Government policy > United States > History > 20th century.
Nuclear weapons > Government policy > United States > History > 20th century.
Military planning > United States > History > 20th century.
United States > Military policy > History > 20th century.
Nuclear warfare > Prevention.
Cold War.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / Arms Control.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Military Policy.
HISTORY / United States / 20th Century.
Genre: Autobiographies.

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