SEST-525-01 Debating U.S. Nuclear Policy
Fall for 2005-2006
This course highlights critical debates over US nuclear weapons and US nuclear policy since the invention of nuclear weapons. Virtually every aspect of the history of US nuclear policy has prompted debates, whether about the development, testing, deployment or modernization of nuclear weapons, or about their use, dismantlement, or disarmament. We will examine the history of US nuclear policy to better understand the principles behind post-Cold War nuclear deployments and postures. After analyzing the current US arsenal and posture, we will consider alternative approaches to nuclear weapons policy. Throughout the course, the emphasis will be on learning more about the nature of these critical – and persistent – debates.
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Fall '05: Goldring, N (description, file download)
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