My journey at the nuclear brink / William J. Perry.Material type: BookPublisher: Stanford, California : Stanford Security Studies, Description: xxi, 234 pages, 20 pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780804796811 (cloth : alk. paper); 9780804797122 (pbk. : alk. paper).Subject(s): Perry, William James, 1927- | Nuclear weapons -- Government policy -- United States -- History | Nuclear arms control -- United States -- History | United States -- Military policyDDC classification: 355.02/17092 Online resources: Book review (H-Net)
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Includes bibliographical references ( pages 199-216) and index.
The Cuban Missile Crisis : a nuclear nightmare -- A fire in the sky -- The rise of the Soviet missile threat and the race for data to understand it -- An original Silicon Valley entrepreneur and the advance of spy technology -- A call to serve -- Implementing the offset strategy and the emergence of stealth technology -- Buildup of the US nuclear force -- Nuclear alerts, arms control, and missed opportunities in nonproliferation -- The under secretary as diplomat -- Back in civilian life : the Cold War ends, but the nuclear journey continues -- A return to Washington : the new challenge of "loose nukes" and the lurching reform of defense acquisition -- I become secretary of defense -- Dismantling nuclear weapons and the legacy of Nunn-Lugar -- The crisis with North Korea : containing an emerging nuclear state -- Ratifying Start II and battling over the Test Ban Treaty -- NATO, peacekeeping in Bosnia, and the rise of security ties with Russia -- The "immaculate invasion" of Haiti and forging ties for western hemispheric security -- The "iron logic" between military capability and quality of life -- A farewell to arms -- The fall of security ties with Russia -- Seeking common ground with China, India, Pakistan, and Iran -- The North Korean policy review : triumph and tragedy -- Fiasco in Iraq : then and now -- Former "cold warriors" offer a new vision -- A way forward : hope for a world without nuclear weapons.