The Kremlin's Nuclear Sword: The Rise and Fall of Russia's Strategic Nuclear Forces 1945-2000

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Smithsonian Institution, 27 трав. 2014 р. - 304 стор.

The prevailing Western view of Russia’s Cold War strategic nuclear weapons policy is that it resulted from a two-part interplay between the leaders of the Communist Party and the military. Steven J. Zaloga has found that a third contributor—the Russian defense industry—also played a vital role.

Drawing from elusive Russian source material and interviews with many proud Russian and Ukrainian engineers, Zaloga presents a definitive account of Russia’s strategic forces, who built them, and why. The book is the first in English to refer to the weapons by their actual Soviet names, providing the bedrock for future works. Helpful appendices list U.S., NATO, and other designations, and the illustrations provide clear visual references.


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Рецензія користувача  - mgreenla - LibraryThing

This is an excellent read. Covers the history of a little known subject from the Soviet view and matches it to our own in the USA. Covers both the technology and the politics in both the development ... Читати огляд повністю

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THE definitive book on Soviet/Russian atomic arms. Detailed. Great inside facts. Well written. Highly recommended. Читати огляд повністю

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Steven Zaloga is a senior analyst for Teal Group Corp., an aerospace consulting firm. He also serves as an adjunct staff member with the Institute for Defense Analyses. He is the author of numerous books and articles on military technology and military history.

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