The Limits of Safety: Organizations, Accidents, and Nuclear Weapons (Princeton Studies in International History and Politics #53) (Paperback)

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Environmental tragedies such as Chernobyl and the Exxon Valdez remind us that catastrophic accidents are always possible in a world full of hazardous technologies. Yet, the apparently excellent safety record with nuclear weapons has led scholars, policy-makers, and the public alike to believe that nuclear arsenals can serve as a secure deterrent for the foreseeable future. In this provocative book, Scott Sagan challenges such optimism. Sagan's research into formerly classified archives penetrates the veil of safety that has surrounded U.S. nuclear weapons and reveals a hidden history of frightening "close calls" to disaster.

About the Author


Scott D. Sagan, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Stanford University, is the author of Moving Targets: Nuclear Strategy and National Security (Princeton).
Product Details
ISBN: 9780691021010
ISBN-10: 0691021015
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication Date: January 29th, 1995
Pages: 302
Language: English
Series: Princeton Studies in International History and Politics