ERIC Number: ED250216
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Understanding Nuclear Weapons and Arms Control: A Guide to the Issues. New Edition.
Intended for secondary and college level students and teachers, this guide discusses the nuclear arms control issue. There are four sections. Section I discusses U.S. nuclear strategy from 1945 to the present, strategic nuclear weapons competition between the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (U.S.S.R.), U.S. administrations and U.S.S.R. counterparts, and international concerns. Section II examines characteristics of nuclear weaponry, the MX missile, defense systems, and the source of authorization for the release of U.S. nuclear weapons. Section III focuses on the negotiating process, SALT talks, verification, existing treaties and agreements, ongoing arms control negotiations, and violation concerns. Topics discussed in the concluding section, section IV, include the effects of nuclear war and civil defense. Arms control terms are defined, and acronyms used in nuclear weapons issues are listed. An index is provided. (RM)
Descriptors: Abbreviations, Civil Defense, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Definitions, Disarmament, Foreign Policy, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, International Relations, National Defense, Nuclear Warfare, Nuclear Weapons, Peace, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Social Studies, United States History, War, World Problems
Education and World Issues, Box 1355, Arlington, VA 22210 ($5.95; schools $5.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Sponsor: EXXON Education Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: N/A
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