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Islamic Bomb [electronic resource]

Did America knowingly allow Pakistan to become the first Islamic nuclear state? Did it look the other way as Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and others collaborated to create the ultimate weapon in defense of Islam? Was America so desperate to defeat the Soviets that it quietly sanctioned a trade-off, permitting the Muslim world to create a nuclear bomb in exchange for help driving the Russians from Afghanistan? This film presents a powerful and compelling indictment of U.S. nuclear policy over the past several decades, with trenchant commentary from investigative journalist Joseph Trento (The Secret History of the CIA), counterintelligence expert Mike Pilgrim, and Pakistani nuclear physicist Prof. Pervez Hoodbhoy.
Online
2004
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In the Name of Peace [electronic resource]

By the time the Stalinist regime gave way to the era of Khrushchev, Russia and its rival the U.S. were almost neck and neck in military prowess. One war may have been over, but, as this documentary unveils, another, the Cold War, was just beginning. As rivalry deepened into outright hostility, can the quest to produce the ultimate atomic weapon ever be associated with the phrase "in the name of peace"? In fact, both countries became stocked with atomic weaponry, including bombs, intercontinental missiles, and submarines able to cruise the oceans in secrecy with a devastating array of atomic missiles. As this episode shows, either nation had enough nuclear strength at its disposal to threaten the other's survival.
Online
2012
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Stolen Secrets [electronic resource]

In this revealing episode it's 1945, and Soviet propaganda films are inviting all Russia to celebrate the glorious victory of communism over Nazi Germany during World War II. However, all is not well in Russia. The desperate struggle against the German army has ruined the economy. There is misery, poverty, and devastation on the streets of Moscow and throughout the country. And the defeat of Nazi Germany has given western countries the opportunity to launch an international movement aimed at preventing the spread of communism. Furthermore, perhaps the greatest blow to Soviet pride is the fact that the U.S. has won the race to produce the first atom bomb.
Online
2012
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The End of Innocence [electronic resource]

This episode focuses on a more detailed investigation of Russia's nuclear coming of age. It traces the atom bomb back to its infancy, to a time when state-sponsored Russian physicists were sent to Cambridge to learn about this obscure new technology. Despite knowledge gleaned from this research, the Bolshevik government was slow to catch onto the strategic importance of atomic energy, continually dismissing it in favor of good old traditional weapons. As time passed, however, the government came to see the importance of the atom. While the U.S. poured the equivalent of 20 to 30 billion rubles into creating its bomb, the USSR achieved the same result at much less expense, largely thanks to its intelligence network that spanned the world's research hotspots.
Online
2012