AUTHORWeissman, Steve / Krosney, Herbert
TITLEThe Islamic Bomb: The Nuclear Threat to Israel and the Middle East
CITYNew York, NY

This book is an account of the efforts by Islamic nations, particularly Pakistan and Iraq, to build a nuclear bomb in the 1970s and the beginning of the 1980s. The authors, Steve Weissman and Herbert Krosney, detail the international situation that led to the Pakistani and Iraqi efforts. In addition, they detail the largely clandestine activities on the parts of world players, particularly Israel and the United States, that sought to halt Islamic nuclear capabilities. Those included the Israeli bombing of the Tammuz I reactor in Iraq, the explosions at La Seyne-sur-Mer, and diplomatic relations between U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and Pakistani leader Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. The authors describe what they consider to be the rising nuclear threat of the Islamic nations; they anticipate possible nuclear war and open proliferation. The book is written in a journalistic style and in places displays a bias against the Islamic nations in question.

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