Nuclear Weapons Security Crises: What Does History Teach?

Nuclear Weapons Security Crises: What Does History Teach? Strategic Studies Institute. July 30, 2013.

What do China’s Cultural Revolution, a coup in French Algeria, the fall of the Soviet Union, and the changing nature of the Pakistani government have in common? All represent situations when the respective governments came close to losing control of their nuclear arsenals during political crises. The report reveals previously unknown details about the four cases and offers additional analysis and lessons learned by leading scholars.

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