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Title: 
My journey at the nuclear brink / William J. Perry.
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Stanford, California : Stanford Security Studies, [2015]
Description: 
xxi, 234 pages, 20 pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Author / Contributors: 
Perry, William James
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-216) and index.
Contents: 
The Cuban Missile Crisis : a nuclear nightmare -- A fire in the sky -- The rise of the Soviet missile threat and the race for data to understand it -- An original Silicon Valley entrepreneur and the advance of spy technology -- A call to serve -- Implementing the offset strategy and the emergence of stealth technology -- Buildup of the US nuclear force -- Nuclear alerts, arms control, and missed opportunities in nonproliferation -- The under secretary as diplomat -- Back in civilian life : the Cold War ends, but the nuclear journey continues -- A return to Washington : the new challenge of "loose nukes" and the lurching reform of defense acquisition -- I become secretary of defense -- Dismantling nuclear weapons and the legacy of Nunn-Lugar -- The crisis with North Korea : containing an emerging nuclear state -- Ratifying Start II and battling over the Test Ban Treaty -- NATO, peacekeeping in Bosnia, and the rise of security ties with Russia -- The "immaculate invasion" of Haiti and forging ties for western hemispheric security -- The "iron logic" between military capability and quality of life -- A farewell to arms -- The fall of security ties with Russia -- Seeking common ground with China, India, Pakistan, and Iran -- The North Korean policy review : triumph and tragedy -- Fiasco in Iraq : then and now -- Former "cold warriors" offer a new vision -- A way forward : hope for a world without nuclear weapons.
Subjects: 
NUCLEAR WEAPONS*
GOVERNMENT POLICY*
MILITARY POLICY*
STATESMEN*
BIOGRAPHY*
UNITED STATES*
ISBN: 
9780804796811 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780804797122 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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