Israel and the Bomb
Columbia University Press, 30. 9. 1998 - Počet stran: 478
Until now, there has been no detailed account of Israel's nuclear history. Previous treatments of the subject relied heavily on rumors, leaks, and journalistic speculations. But with Israel and the Bomb, Avner Cohen has forged an interpretive political history that draws on thousands of American and Israeli government documents—most of them recently declassified and never before cited—and more than one hundred interviews with key individuals who played important roles in this story. Cohen reveals that Israel crossed the nuclear weapons threshold on the eve of the 1967 Six-Day War, yet it remains ambiguous about its nuclear capability to this day. What made this posture of "opacity" possible, and how did it evolve?
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A sober analysis of the policies and diplomacy that created "the world's worst kept secret," which on one hand emphasizes the vision of David Ben Gurion in terms of initiating the program and on the ... Přečíst celou recenzi