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Death dust : the rise, decline, and future of radiological weapons programs / William C. Potter, Sarah Bidgood, Samuel Meyer, and Hanna Notte.

Author/creator Potter, William C. author.
Other author/creatorBidgood, Sarah (Senior research associate), author.
Other author/creatorMeyer, Samuel (Analyst), author.
Other author/creatorNotte, Hanna, 1987- author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2024]
Descriptionviii, 220 pages ; 23 cm
Portion of title Rise, decline, and future of radiological weapons programs
Contents The United States -- The Soviet Union -- The United Kingdom -- Egypt -- Iraq -- Conclusion : patterns across cases and prospects for the future.
Abstract "The postwar period saw increased interest in the idea of relatively easy-to-manufacture but devastatingly lethal radiological munitions whose use would not discriminate between civilian and military targets. Death Dust explores the largely unknown history of the development of radiological weapons (RW)--weapons designed to disperse radioactive material without a nuclear detonation--through a series of comparative case studies across the United States, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, Iraq, and Egypt. The authors illuminate the historical drivers of and impediments to radiological weapons innovation. They also examine how new, dire geopolitical events--such as the war in Ukraine--could encourage other states to pursue RW and analyze the impact of the spread of such weapons on nuclear deterrence and the nonproliferation regime. Death Dust presents practical, necessary steps to reduce the likelihood of a resurgence of interest in and pursuit of radiological weapons by state actors"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Issued in other formOnline version: Potter, William C. Death dust Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2023 9781503637665
LCCN 2023010747
ISBN9781503636668 hardcover
ISBN1503636666 hardcover
ISBN9781503637658 paperback
ISBN1503637654 paperback
ISBNelectronic book

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