Thinking About Nuclear Weapons WHP 41 Michael Quinlan Whitehall Papers, 1 September 1997 United States, NATO, Americas, Germany, UK Project on Nuclear Issues, Proliferation and Nuclear Policy, Trident, UK, Global Security Issues, Proliferation and Nuclear Policy, International Institutions, UK Defence, Europe. Dec 04, 1996 · 2 Thinking About Nuclear Weapons Author Note Sir Michael Quinlan was a United Kingdom civil servant from 1954 to 1992, mostly in the defence field. He was Private Secretary to the Chief of Air Staff 1962-65; Director of Defence Policy dealing with arms control issues 1968-70; Defence Counsellor in the UK Delegation to NATO 1970-73; Deputy Under
Apr 15, 2009 · "Michael Quinlan has been thinking about nuclear weapons deeply for a long time-their possible purpose, how to limit them and make their use less likely, how to prevent still more nations or non-state actors from acquiring them. In this most recent study he re-examines these issues, along with the prospects for abolition of nuclear weapons. Sir Michael underlines the important agenda of further arms control and reduction now available, and considers the contribution which Britain, as a Trident equipped nuclear power, could make to that Thinking about nuclear weapons RUSI. Dec 31, 1996 · Sir Michael Edward Quinlan, GCB. A graduate of the Jesuits' Wimbledon College, he subsequently entered Merton College, University of Oxford where he earned a degree in Classics. Widely respected and long-time British civil servant at the Ministry of Defence known for his thoughtful analysis of the UK's defence policy, nuclear weapons issues, ethics, and "just war" theory. The book reflects the author's experience across more than forty years in assessing and forming policy about nuclear weapons, mostly at senior levels close to the centre both of British governmental decision-making and of NATO's development of plans and deployments, with much interaction also with comparable levels of United States activity in the Pentagon and the State department. Abstract As the geopolitical situation has changed dramatically in the last decade, the issue of nuclear weapons has had to be addressed from a new perspective. Sir Michael Quinlan addresses the agenda taken up by the Canberra Commission of the possibility of complete, abolition of nuclear weapons.
Michael Quinlan The book reflects the author's experience across more than forty years in assessing and forming policy about nuclear weapons, mostly at senior levels close to the centre both of British governmental decision-making and of NATO's development of plans and deployments, with much interaction also with comparable levels of United States activity in the Pentagon and the State. Into this tense, divided world stepped the clear-thinking philosopher and strategist Michael Quinlan, who argued that the advent of nuclear weapons had made another major war unthinkable, and who believed that, as long as they were handled appropriately, nuclear weapons could play a stabilising role in East–West relations. 18. Michael Quinlan, Thinking About Nuclear Weapons London: RUSI Whitehall Paper Series, 1997, p. 15. 19. Report of the Defense Science Board Task Force on Nuclear Deterrence Washington DC: Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and. Sir Michael Quinlan makes a very careful and in-depth study about nuclear weapons, avoiding "light" arguments that are sometimes used by critics of nuclear weapons. I would recommend the reading of this book for those that are interested in nuclear issues.
The stage may be set for what could be a historic turning point in America's reliance on nuclear weapons to meet its fundamental national security interests. Proponents of a refurbished nuclear sto. Apr 23, 2009 · Thinking About Nuclear Weapons is characteristically stamped with what the author calls moral common sense, the determination to steer a middle course between complacency the. Michael Quinlan momentarily explains the significance of nuclear weapons and mark that their importance is raised with the revolution in development and attention to avert the aims of the enemy through a potential use against it, as it was history of catastrophic and devastating result due to the dropping of nuclear bomb on Hiroshima and. Michael Quinlan; Royal United Services Institute for Defence Studies. Publisher: London: Royal United Services Institute for Defence Studies, 1997. Series: Whitehall paper series, 41. Edition/Format: Print book: EnglishView all editions and formats: Rating: not yet rated 0 with reviews - Be the first. Subjects: Nuclear weapons -- Government policy. Mar 01, 2009 · From the 1970s to the 1990s, Sir Michael Quinlan, who has died aged 78 after a short illness, was the leading civilian thinker within the British government on defence policy and particularly.
delivery of weapons of mass destruction WMD.1 Global missile defenses consist of both regional missile defenses protecting U.S. forward-based forces and America’s friends and allies and national missile defenses protecting the American homeland against. possible nuclear attack on Iraq in 1991.7 Sir Michael Quinlan has expressed the pro-nuclear argument as a. ‘Thinking About Nuclear Weapons’, Whitehall Papers, Royal United Services Institute, London, 1997. 9 Private information.
Memorandum from Sir Michael Quinlan The Annex herewith, an extract from a 1997 monograph, examines the general concept of independence in relation to UK nuclear-weapon capability. The UK's present force comprises submarines, missiles and warheads. This banner text can have markup. web; books; video; audio; software; images; Toggle navigation. based on the false premise that the UK has an independent nuclear weapon. To support this conclusion, the report reviews the history of Britain’s involvement with nuclear weapons from 1940 to the present day to show a sixty-year-old pattern of British dependence on the US for Weapons.
Get this from a library! Thinking about nuclear weapons: principles, problems, prospects. [Michael Quinlan]. The sentence is endnoted to page 24 of Michael Quinlan’s Thinking About Nuclear Weapons: Principles, Problems, Prospects, published in 2009. Quinlan was the top civil servant in the UK Ministry of Defence and is the dedicatee of the second edition of Peter Hennessy’s The Secret State. This seems to be the passage on page 24/25 which is.
Thinking about Nuclear Weapons Rusi Whitehall Paper Series 1997, by Michael. Quinlan Hardcover, 84 Pages, Published 1997 by Royal United Services. Sir Michael Quinlan has expressed the pro-nuclear argument as a choice between a nuclear free. 8 ‘Thinking About Nuclear Weapons’, M. Quinlan, Whitehall Papers, Royal United Services.
4 Michael Quinlan, Thinking About Nuclear Weapons, Whitehall Paper 41 London, The Royal United Services Institute for Defence Studies, 1997 p 8 5 Thomas C. Schelling, Arms and Influence, New Haven, Yale University Press, 1967 p 134 1/27/08. "References" published on 15 May 2020 by Manchester University Press. Four years later, in 2008, Quinlan revisited his thinking on the morality of nuclear deterrence in response to the ongoing debate in the United Kingdom regarding whether the government should retain its nuclear deterrent capability by upgrading the aging Trident missile system that delivered the nuclear weapons from submarines or rid itself of its nuclear weapons entirely.
Most people are nowadays aware of the apocalyptic power of nuclear devices and that, at the height of the Cold War, weapons deployed had multiplied in power from the 15 kilotonnes of Hiroshima towards megatonnes. Fortunately this progression has been curbed by nuclear arms limitation and non-proliferation agreements. › Find signed collectible books by 'Michael Quinlan' European Defense Cooperation: Asset or Threat to NATO? Wilson Forum by Michael Quinlan. ISBN 9781930365049 978-1-930365-04-9 Softcover, Woodrow Wilson Center Press, 2001. Find This Book.
Thinking about Nuclear Weapons, Principles, Problems and Prospects Michael Quinlan, Oxford University Press 2009 יניערג קשנ לש םיטקפאםלהה. 57 For example, see support for nuclear deterrence after the Nuclear Weapons Advisory Opinion from leading UK expert Michael Quinlan, Thinking about Nuclear Weapons, Royal United Services Institute for Defence Studies, London, 1997. On Nuclear Deterrence: The Correspondence of Sir Michael Quinlan Adelphi Book 421 - Kindle edition by Ogilvie-White, Tanya. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading On Nuclear Deterrence: The Correspondence of Sir Michael Quinlan Adelphi Book 421.
Nuclear weapons increase destructive power a million-fold and give a leader just minutes to decide whether a possibly false warning justifies firing weapons that would destroy civilisation, while relying on the same sort of hierarchical decision-making processes that failed in the much slower 1914 crisis. Sir Michael Quinlan, from the International Institute of Strategic Studies, said nuclear-armed terrorists were a "possibility" and a "pretty horrific" thought. He said: "As far as deterring a state from using nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction, there's clearly an option there.".
Richard Dean Burns and Philip E. Coyle III, The Challenge of Nuclear Non-Proliferation Rowman & Littlefield, 2015 Francis G. Gavin, Nuclear Statecraft: History and Strategy in America’s Atomic Age Cornell University Press, 2012 Michael Quinlan, Thinking about Nuclear Weapons: Principles, Problems, Prospects Oxford University Press, 2009. Nuclear Weapons: The Basic Issues. Michael Quinlan. Ampleforth Abbey, 1986 - 10 pages. 0 Reviews. What people are saying - Write a review. We haven't found any reviews in the usual places. Bibliographic information. Title: Nuclear Weapons: The Basic Issues: Author: Michael Quinlan: Publisher: Ampleforth Abbey, 1986: Length. SIR MICHAEL QUINLAN United Kingdom Civil Service I INTRODUCTION 1. In May 1983 the Roman Catholic bishops of the United States issued a wide-ranging pastoral letter1 about the problems of international se curity. The letter conveys moral tolerance of deterrent possession of nuclear weapons, at least for a while, alongside what seems virtually. Nuclear weapons, and the role they play in American grand strategy, are an issue of fundamental importance.1 Any use of these fearsome tools of destruction, whether intentionally or by mistake, would be catastrophic. Nuclear weapons also buttress much of American grand strategy — explicitly and more often implicitly — to a far greater extent than is acknowledged.
Jan 24, 2012 · The white paper on “The Future of the UK’s Strategic Nuclear Deterrent” issued in Dec. 2006 by the British government noted that Britain had already downsized its means of nuclear deterrence to a single system, to wit, single platform, single delivery vehicle and single warhead design; and that Britain’s nuclear arsenal has been pared.
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