Book Review: Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety

2017-03-29 08:00:40 by

The fallibility of human beings guarantees that no technological system will ever be infallible.” Command and Control

Book Stats

Title Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety
Author Eric Schlosser
Publisher Penguin Books
Year Published 2014
Category Non Fiction
Date Read September 2015

Book Summary

In Command and Control you are brought into the fascinating and secret world of nuclear weapon technology and how the US has adopted policies since WWII that at times bordered on the verge of starting WWIII. The author tells two interlaced stories: one about a nuclear accident on US soil and the other starts with WWII and the dropping of the bomb and how US policy has changed from threats of the cold war to modern day. This really is a wild west look at how nuclear weapon technology grew up in the modern age and also tells a dramatic story of how servicemen lives were put at risk every day to keep these policies working.

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