AUTHORMiller, David
TITLEThe Cold War: A Military History
PUBLISHERSt. Martin’s Press
CITYNew York, NY

This military history of the Cold War contains a large section on nuclear weapons and nuclear warfare. It provides an overview of the different kinds of nuclear targets and attacks and the effects of nuclear explosions. The author also examines the different delivery systems, including intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), submarine based missiles, and strategic bombers. The book briefly explores the nuclear capabilities of the United Kingdom, France, and China. It concludes with sections on battlefield nuclear weapons and scenarios of either a strategic or a tactical nuclear war. The book also describes the formation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the Warsaw Pact, as well as the conventional forces of both alliances. The appendices include charts with the technical data of nuclear weapon delivery systems of the former Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, France, China, and the United States.

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