City Busting, the Nuclear Weapons Revolution, & Precision Guidance

Questions to be answered in this lecture:

  • How was city busting viewed and done before and during WWII?
  • The nuclear weapons revolution: How was it first viewed? Why, initially, did developing ever larger nuclear weapons seem logical?
  • Precision guidance:  How did its advent constitute a counter revolution and how has it affected nuclear weapons deployments?
  • City busting: How is its morality still an issue today?

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Lecture:  Primer, presentation slides, and video.
Readings:  Required and recommended readings.
Exam:  Questions on lecture and reading materials.