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Double-Edged Sword : Nuclear Diplomacy in Unequal Conflicts: The United States and China, 1950-1958.

Author: Soman, Appu K.
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group 2000.
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Genre/Form: Electronic resource
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Soman, Appu K.
ISBN: 128031561X 9781280315619
OCLC Number: 744956962
Description: 1 online resource (272)
Contents: Cover --
Recent Titles in Praeger Studies in Diplomacy and Strategic Thought --
DOUBLE-EDGED SWORD --
Contents --
Preface --
NOTE --
Abbreviations --
CHAPTER 1 Introduction --
NOTES --
CHAPTER 2 Setting the Stage --
ORIGINS OF NUCLEAR RELIANCE --
DOMESTIC POLITICS AND US CHINA POLICY --
THE IMPACT OF THE KOREAN WAR --
AMERICAN NUCLEAR CAPABILITY --
THE NEW LOOK --
THE NEW LOOK IN PRACTICE --
THE ORIGINS OF FLEXIBLE RESPONSE --
NOTES --
CHAPTER 3 The Limits of Nuclear Coercion: Nuclear Diplomacy in the Korean War --
DECISION TO INTERVENE --
NUCLEAR BOMBER MOVEMENTS: PHASE ONE --
BATTLEFIELD USE OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS --
CHINESE DECISION TO INTERVENE --
THE US RESPONSE TO CHINESE INTERVENTION --
NUCLEAR BOMBER MOVEMENTS: PHASE TWO --
RENEWED CONSIDERATION OF BATTLEFIELD USE OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS --
DOMESTIC CALLS FOR USE OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS --
CHINESE RESPONSE TO AMERICAN NUCLEAR DIPLOMACY --
THE FAILURE OF NUCLEAR COERCION --
DOING SOMETHING OR OTHER --
THE BREAKTHROUGH --
CHINESE PREPARATION TO FACE EISENHOWER --
NUCLEAR DIPLOMACY IN THE KOREAN WAR --
NOTES --
CHAPTER 4 A "Rash and Quixotic Policy": The Taiwan Strait Crisis of 1954-1955 --
UNLEASHING CHIANG --
PRELUDE TO THE CRISIS --
THE CRISIS BEGINS --
RENEWED CRISIS --
THE FORMOSA RESOLUTION --
FAILURE OF UN MEDIATION --
NUCLEAR THREATS --
OPPOSITION MOUNTS --
CHANGE IN POLICY --
CONCLUSIONS --
NOTES --
CHAPTER 5 "Who's Daddy" in the Taiwan Strait? The Offshore Islands Crisis of 1958 --
THE PRELUDE TO THE CRISIS --
CHINA'S MOTIVES --
THE CRISIS BEGINS --
THE US RESPONSE --
AMERICAN THINKING --
DULLES TAKES CHARGE --
NUCLEAR SIGNALS --
THE RESUPPLY CRISIS --
PUBLIC AND INTERNATIONAL OPINION PREVAILS --
US POLICY SHIFTS --
PARALLEL CONCESSIONS --
CONCLUSIONS --
NOTES --
CHAPTER 6 Conclusions --
NUCLEAR DIPLOMACY AND THE US CHINA POLICY --
THE UTILITY CONUNDRUM --
THE NUCLEAR PRESIDENCY --
THE PERILS OF NUCLEAR BRINKMANSHIP --
THE REVIVAL OF NUCLEAR DIPLOMACY --
NOTES --
Bibliography --
PRIMARY SOURCES --
SECONDARY SOURCES --
Index --
About the Author.

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