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Author Purkitt, Helen E., 1950-
Title South Africa's weapons of mass destruction / Helen E. Purkitt and Stephen F. Burgess.
Imprint Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2005]
©2005

Subject Weapons of mass destruction -- South Africa.
South Africa -- Military policy.
Alt Name Burgess, Stephen Franklin.
Description 1 online resource (vii, 322 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: the ongoing problem of South Africa's unconventional weapons -- South Africa in a world of proliferating weapons -- Origins and evolution of nuclear-weapons research and development -- Warheads, missiles, and nuclear-deterrence strategy -- Project Coast and its origins -- Dismantling the nuclear-weapons program -- The rollback of Project Coast -- Disarmament trendsetter -- Emerging issues and residual concerns -- Appendix: Policy lessons from the South African case.
Summary South Africa's Weapons of Mass Destruction offers an in-depth view of the secret development and voluntary disarmament of South Africa's nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons program, Project Coast. Helen E. Purkitt and Stephen F. Burgess explore how systems used for nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons in South Africa were acquired and established beyond the gaze of international and domestic political actors. On the basis of archival evidence from Project Coast and their own extensive interview.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780253003065 (electronic bk.)
0253003067 (electronic bk.)
9780253345066 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0253345065 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780253217301 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
025321730X (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0253345065 (cloth ; alk. paper)
025321730X (pbk. ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 434586626
Additional Format Print version: Purkitt, Helen E., 1950- South Africa's weapons of mass destruction. Bloomington, IN : Indiana University Press, ©2005 0253345065 (DLC) 2004021137 (OCoLC)56532504