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Britain and disarmament : the UK and nuclear, biological and chemical weapons arms control and programmes, 1956-1975

Author: John R Walker
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Looks at how successive British governments approached the subject of control and disarmament between 1956 and 1975 period, which reflects the UK's landmark decision in 1956 to abandon its offensive  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John R Walker
ISBN: 9781409435808 1409435806 9781409435815 1409435814
OCLC Number: 741415801
Description: xv, 305 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction. Britain and disarmament: weapons programmes and arms control: balancing conflicting requirements --
The UK's offensive CW programmes: abandonment and aspirations 1956-1969 --
Inappropriately hilarious: the UK and incapacitating chemical agents --
A tale of two riot control agents: UK attitudes to CS and the Geneva protocol and CR in warfare and law enforcement 1969-1975 --
The biological and toxin weapons convention: origins of the UK proposal to separate BW from CW 1968 --
The biological and toxin weapons convention negotiating history: March to September 1971: the key months --
The UK and why research was dropped from the draft biological and toxin weapons convention --
The UK nuclear weapons programme, fissile material cut-off and safeguards 1956-1973 --
UK nuclear weapons, the Atlantic Nuclear Force (ANF) and the NPT 1962-1968 --
UK nuclear weapons and the Strategic Arms Limitations Talks 1969-1973 --
Conclusions: Britain and nuclear, chemical and biological arms control and disarmament.
Responsibility: John R. Walker.

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