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CONTENTS Preface 1. A Terrifying Prospect Nazi Germany 2. Lightning Strikes The Soviet Union 1945-1953 3. The View from Above The Soviet Union 1954-1961 4. Mao's Explosive Thoughts The People's Republic of China through 1968. 5. An Elated General, A Smiling Buddha France and India through 1974. 6. "Pariahs" Israel, South Africa, and Taiwan through the 1970s 7. The Double Flash The Vela Incident: September 1979. 8. Rogues Iraq, North Korea, Libya, and Pakistan through 1991. 9. "Pariahs" Revisited Israel, South Africa, and Taiwan in the 1980s and early 1990s. 10. Big Bangs French and Chinese testing; suspected Russian testing in the 1990s. -i- 11. Pokhran Surprise Indian and Pakistani tests in May 1998. 12. Inspectors and Spies Iraq from the end of the Gulf War through December 1998. 13. Flawed Intelligence Iraq, 1999 - 2004. 14. Trouble Waiting to Happen Iran and North Korea, from the 1990s to today. Abbreviations and Acronyms Acknowledgments Notes Index
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Nuclear weapons information.
Nuclear weapons -- Research.
Nuclear arms control -- United States.