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Ace in the Hole: Why the United States Did Not Use Nuclear Weapons in the Cold War, 1945 to 1965 (Contributions in military studies, no. 165)

Author: Timothy J Botti
Publisher: Praeger, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : English
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Using newly released documents, the author looks at American nuclear policy/diplomacy in crises from the Berlin blockade to Vietnam. He answers the question of why, when the atomic bomb had been used  Read more...

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Ace in the Hole: Why the United States Did Not Use Nuclear Weapons in the Cold War, 1945 to 1965 (Contributions in military studies, no. 165)
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy J Botti
OCLC Number: 940565174
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Abbreviations Sayonara Sanity? War Scare The Soviets Draw an Ace Strategic Error First Forbearance The Cart Before the Horse French Chestnuts in the Fire The President Vacillates Muscling Up Sword of Damocles The Last Sideshow The Autobahn to Armageddon Cocked Gun Amateur Hour Harebrained Schemes Muddling Through Multilateral Folly High Noon Two Bluffs Best-Laid Plans Strategic Incompetence Unplayable Card? Endnotes Bibliography Index

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"In this highly detailed account, Botti usefully debunks the commonly held notion that nuclear war was held to be "unthinkable" by presidents and their advisers during crises over the first 20 years Read more...

 
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