Moving Beyond Pretense: Nuclear Power and Nonproliferation   [open pdf - 2MB]

From the foreword by the director of the Strategic Studies Institute and U.S. Army War College Press: "The President of the United States and nearly all his critics agree that the spread of nuclear weapons and the possibility of their seizure and potential use is the greatest danger facing the United States and the world. Looking at the way government and industry officials downplay the risks of civilian nuclear technology and materials being diverted to make bombs, though, a person would get almost the opposite impression. In fact, most governments have made the promotion of nuclear power's growth and global development a top priority. Throughout, they have insisted that the dangers of nuclear weapons proliferation are manageable either by making future nuclear plants more 'proliferation-resistant' or by strengthening International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) safeguards and acquiring more timely intelligence on proliferators. [...] This volume taps the insights and analyses of 13 top security and nuclear experts to get the answers. What emerges is a comprehensive counternarrative to the prevailing wisdom and a series of innovative reforms to tighten existing nuclear nonproliferation controls. For any official, analyst, or party concerned about the spread of nuclear technology, this book is essential reading."

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Sokolski, Henry D. (Ed.). Moving Beyond Pretense: Nuclear Power and Nonproliferation. Washington, D.C.:National Defense University Press, Strategic Studies Institute. June, 2014. 526 p.
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