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Author LinkSchlosser, Eric.
Title LinkCommand and control : nuclear weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the illusion of safety / Eric Schlosser.
Variant Title Nuclear weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the illusion of safety
Distribution New York : The Penguin Press, 2013.
Description xxiii, 632 pages ;  25 cm.
Type of Material Book
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 583-611) and index.
Contents Contents: Author’s note -- Selected cast of characters -- Acronyms and abbreviations -- 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 abnornal environment -- Damascus -- Balanced and unbalanced -- The wrong tape -- Like hell -- Con.rm or deny -- The end -- Epilogue.
Summary 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.
Corp.Sub. LinkUnited States. Air Force.
Subject LinkNuclear weapons -- Accidents -- United States -- History.
LinkNuclear weapons -- Accidents -- Arkansas -- History.
LinkTitan (Missile) -- History.
LinkNuclear weapons -- United States -- Safety measures.
LinkNuclear weapons -- Government policy -- United States.

System Number 000678618
ISBN Link9781594202278 (hardcover)
Link1594202273 (hardcover)
Link9781594202384 (export)

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