At the Borderline of Armageddon: How American Presidents by James E. Goodby

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By James E. Goodby

'No earlier iteration of statesmen has needed to behavior coverage in so unknown an atmosphere on the border line of Armageddon'-Henry Kissinger Nuclear guns pose a different problem to American international coverage and the yank president particularly. the alternatives the president makes with reference to atomic guns can switch the process human background and impact the lives of billions of individuals. during this vital new paintings, pupil, instructor, and diplomat James Goodby analyzes how American presidents have faced the hassle of nuclear guns. Drawing on his personal involvement in over fifty years of nuclear coverage, he explores particular case reports to demonstrate the choice making technique and the fragile stability among overseas cooperation and freedom of motion, among the principles of habit and governmental autonomy.

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