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Title: Nuclear axis. Secret collaboration between West Germany and South Africa

Abstract

Today there is virtually no doubt that the white racist minority government in Pretoria has-or shortly will have-its finger on the nuclear button, introducing a new and extremely volatile element into African politics and threatening the peace of the whole world. This book is the sinister story of how they are getting the bomb and who has helped them. Relying on hitherto top-secret government documents, informants, and the public record, Zdenek Cervenka of the Scandinavian Institute of Africa Affairs, and Barbara Rogers, formerly of the British Foreign Office and a consultant to the United Nations and the Congressional Subcommittee on Southern Africa, have pieced together the story of the clandestine collaboration between West Germany, and South Africa to develop operational nuclear weapons. The authors trace Germany's rise as a military nuclear power (only thirty years after unconditional surrender); the growth of its atomic cooperation with South Africa; the transfer of secret technological data; the way in which other countries-including the United States, Britain, France, Israel-have been involved. The authors show that the Germans, pledged never to develop nuclear weapons, have become a major nuclear power, and, together with the South African military-industrial complex, now have the power to alter themore » course of modern history in Europe, Africa, and the rest of the world. The authors conclude with a discussion of how the international system of nuclear safeguards failed and how the Western allies acquiesced in that failure.« less

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OSTI Identifier:
5744940
Resource Type:
Book
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; 45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE; FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY; NUCLEAR WEAPONS; SOUTH AFRICA; ENERGY POLICY; FOREIGN POLICY; IAEA SAFEGUARDS; NUCLEAR POWER; AFRICA; EUROPE; GOVERNMENT POLICIES; POWER; SAFEGUARDS; WEAPONS; WESTERN EUROPE; 293000* - Energy Planning & Policy- Policy, Legislation, & Regulation; 290600 - Energy Planning & Policy- Nuclear Energy; 290500 - Energy Planning & Policy- Research, Development, Demonstration, & Commercialization; 450202 - Explosions & Explosives- Nuclear- Weaponry- (-1989)

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Cervenka, Z, and Rogers, B. Nuclear axis. Secret collaboration between West Germany and South Africa. United States: N. p., 1978. Web.
Cervenka, Z, & Rogers, B. Nuclear axis. Secret collaboration between West Germany and South Africa. United States.
Cervenka, Z, and Rogers, B. 1978. "Nuclear axis. Secret collaboration between West Germany and South Africa". United States.
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abstractNote = {Today there is virtually no doubt that the white racist minority government in Pretoria has-or shortly will have-its finger on the nuclear button, introducing a new and extremely volatile element into African politics and threatening the peace of the whole world. This book is the sinister story of how they are getting the bomb and who has helped them. Relying on hitherto top-secret government documents, informants, and the public record, Zdenek Cervenka of the Scandinavian Institute of Africa Affairs, and Barbara Rogers, formerly of the British Foreign Office and a consultant to the United Nations and the Congressional Subcommittee on Southern Africa, have pieced together the story of the clandestine collaboration between West Germany, and South Africa to develop operational nuclear weapons. The authors trace Germany's rise as a military nuclear power (only thirty years after unconditional surrender); the growth of its atomic cooperation with South Africa; the transfer of secret technological data; the way in which other countries-including the United States, Britain, France, Israel-have been involved. The authors show that the Germans, pledged never to develop nuclear weapons, have become a major nuclear power, and, together with the South African military-industrial complex, now have the power to alter the course of modern history in Europe, Africa, and the rest of the world. The authors conclude with a discussion of how the international system of nuclear safeguards failed and how the Western allies acquiesced in that failure.},
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