Caging the Genies: A Workable Solution for Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Weapons

Synopsis

The cold war may be over, but you wouldn't know it from the tens of thousands of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons of mass destruction still held by Russia, the United States, and other world powers. Arguing that the time has come to dispense with incremental approaches to arms control, Admiral Stansfield Turner, the former head of the CIA and an experienced senior military commander, proposes a practical yet safe plane that would move the world into a new and secure millennium. The paperback edition of this widely acclaimed work has been updated to consider the implications of such a build-down if applied to non-nuclear weapons of mass destruction. Specifically, Admiral Turner details how a plan for weapons reduction could be carried out for biological and chemical weapons and what tactical and strategic differences exist between de-escalation of nuclear and non-nuclear weapons.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • M. Anjali Sastry
  • Joseph J. Romm
  • Kosta Tsipis
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Boulder, CO
Publication year:
  • 1999
Edition:
  • 2nd