Non-Fiction Books on Defense and Arms Control
by Kathleen C. Bailey
This book describes the problems encountered by UN inspection teams assigned to find and destroy Iraq’s nuclear, chemical, biological, and missile capabilities following Desert Storm. The focus is on the initial inspections―the period in which Iraq was struggling to camouflage and conceal its weapons and production equipment as inspectors were trying to define their role in the process.
This volumes explores the cost versus benefit of possessing weapons of mass destruction from the perspectives of those that have them, those that have foregone the option, and those that pursued and then abandoned such weapons. Issues covered are capital, environmental, social, political, economic, and security costs.
This compendium includes essays from US and European policy specialists on the threats of weapons of mass destruction proliferation and the prospects for export controls and technology denial as means of arms control.
Strengthening Nuclear Nonproliferation
127 pp., Westview Press, 1993
An analysis of the challenges associated with key nuclear arms control proposals—ending nuclear testing, enhancing inspections & verification, technology controls, and security assurances.
"Bailey, a former official, writes with broad strokes across the clutch of proliferation issues, from how nuclear weapons are made to what the United States might do to restrict the spread of ballistic missiles. Hers is an accessible and affordable introduction to the subject for the newly interested, or worried." —Gregory F. Treverton, Foreign Affairs, Winter 1991/92