Nova (1974– )

Nuclear Strategy for Beginners 

Will nuclear weapons deter World War III or only make it more likely? NOVA explores the military strategies of the nuclear age, now that the challenge may no longer be to win global war but to prevent it.

Director:

Robert Zalisk

Writer:

Robert Zalisk

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Bill Finnigan Bill Finnigan ... Himself - Former Ensign, U.S. Navy
H. Jack Geiger H. Jack Geiger ... Himself - Professor of Community Medicine, CUNY
Sergey Kapitsa Sergey Kapitsa ... Himself - Physicist, Moscow Institute for the Study of Physical Problems (as Sergei Kapitza)
John F. Kennedy ... Himself (archive footage)
Robert McNamara ... Himself - Former Secretary of Defense
Stephen Meyer Stephen Meyer ... Himself - Assoc. Professor of Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Mikhail Milshtein Mikhail Milshtein ... Himself - Dir., Military Studies Section, Institute for the Study of U.S. / Canada
Philip Morrison ... Himself - Physicist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Michael Nacht Michael Nacht ... Himself - Assoc. Professor of Public Policy, Harvard University
Ted O'Brien Ted O'Brien ... Narrator (voice)
Richard Perle Richard Perle ... Himself - Assistant Secretary of Defense, International Security Affairs
Ronald Reagan ... Himself (archive footage)
Eugene Rostow Eugene Rostow ... Himself - Co-Founder, Committee on the Present Danger
James Schlesinger James Schlesinger ... Himself (archive footage)
Herbert Scoville Herbert Scoville ... Himself - Former Deputy Director, Central Intelligence Agency
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Will nuclear weapons deter World War III or only make it more likely? NOVA explores the military strategies of the nuclear age, now that the challenge may no longer be to win global war but to prevent it.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 December 1983 (USA) See more »

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4:3
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