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Science  15 Jul 2005:
Vol. 309, Issue 5733, pp. 383-384
DOI: 10.1126/science.1114032

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The Worlds of Herman Kahn. The Intuitive Science of Thermonuclear War. By Sharon Ghamari-Tabrizi. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 2005. 395 pp. $26.95, £17.95, €24.90. ISBN 0-674-01714-5.

In the course of exploring the many facets of the life of the influential nuclear strategist, the author also addresses how we deal with "the unknown unknowns of national security."