Brookings Institution Press, 1998 — 680 pages, paperback
edited by Stephen I. Schwartz
With contributing authors: Bruce G. Blair, Thomas S. Blanton, William Burr, Steven M. Kosiak, Arjun Makhijani, Robert S. Norris, Kevin O’Neill, John E. Pike, and William J. Weida
Atomic Audit presents an unprecedented complete and authoritative review of the history and high cost of the entire U.S. nuclear weapons program. Included is a provocative, extraordinarily large estimate of casualties from nuclear fallout and a welcome analysis of the adverse consequences of unwarranted nuclear secrecy.
– Glenn T. Seaborg
Co-discoverer of Plutonium and Nobel Prize Winner
Former Chairman, U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
Atomic Audit lays bare the staggering price exacted upon the most technologically proficient of the cold war antagonists. More important, it begins to expose the policy, planning, and operational flaws that undercut both the logic and implementation of deterrence as perceived by its American practitioners.
– General Lee Butler
Retired former Commander-in-Chief of U.S. Strategic Command
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