Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “S.I.O.P.: The Secret U.S. Plan for Nuclear War” as Want to Read:
S.I.O.P.: The Secret U.S. Plan for Nuclear War
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

S.I.O.P.: The Secret U.S. Plan for Nuclear War

3.56  ·  Rating Details  ·  9 Ratings  ·  1 Review
How was it put together? Who decides what targets to hit and why? When and where would it be put into action? Using recently declassified documents and interviews with government officials and military planners, the authors have pieced together an absorbing history of the Pentagon's most secret war plan.


They have unraveled the huge, hidden network of satellites, computers,
...more
Paperback, 292 pages
Published January 1st 1980 by W. W. Norton & Company
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about S.I.O.P., please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about S.I.O.P.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-15 of 15)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Kit
Sep 02, 2012 Kit rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: military
I was fortunate in a sense in reading this book after the end of the cold war, rather than during its penultimate phase in the mid 1980's. I imagine that it would have been a very sobering book indeed if you were reading it knowing this was all going on around, or mostly under, you.

For me it was worth reading just to start to appreciate the problems you have in handling a global communications network that was likely to be massively degraded by the activity it was monitoring. When you stop and t
...more
Joseph
Joseph rated it really liked it
Nov 06, 2015
Luke
Luke rated it liked it
Nov 27, 2014
Fred Moreau
Fred Moreau rated it really liked it
Sep 20, 2014
Josh Botts
Josh Botts rated it liked it
May 09, 2014
Dennis P. Crawford
Dennis P. Crawford rated it really liked it
Mar 12, 2014
Sam
Sam added it
Nov 13, 2012
John
John marked it as to-read
Aug 20, 2012
Robert
Robert rated it liked it
Mar 03, 2012
Jim Morrison
Jim Morrison rated it liked it
Nov 29, 2008
Erika
Erika rated it really liked it
Aug 30, 2007
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
292806
Peter Pringle is a veteran British foreign correspondent. He is theauthor and coauthor of several nonfiction books, including th ebestselling Those Are Real Bullets, Aren't They? He lives in New York City.

Series:
* Arthur Hemmings Mystery
More about Peter Pringle...

Share This Book